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40 Under 40

I don’t know that I ever announced this on the blog, but I’m off tomorrow to NYC for an event run by CUNY Feminist Press – last fall they named me one of 40 Young Feminist Writers under 40 whose work on food and environmental issues was changing the way people think about women’s issues. I didn’t make it to the October Gala for family reasons, but I’m excited to head downstate tomorrow and meet the other folks!

I admit, I’m excited that the context that I’ve been working to bring to connect our energy history to the way gender roles have changed has been noticed! I’ve won a bunch of awards over the years, but this one matters a great deal to me because I think that part of the story of women hasn’t yet been told fully!



  1. #1 Cassandra
    April 27, 2011


  2. #2 Jenn
    April 27, 2011

    Congrats, Sharon! It is, of course, very deserved.

  3. #3 Deb
    April 27, 2011


  4. #4 Liz
    April 27, 2011


  5. #5 Annabelle
    April 27, 2011


  6. #6 Lisa Coons
    April 27, 2011

    What a wonderful, well-deserved award, Sharon! As a former Women’s Studies prof who is still connected to the academic community, it has been a pleasure to recommend your books and blogs to those interested. This spring our local university offered a Gender and Food class which I was invited to speak to and of course, I brought a copy of each of your books as recommended further reading.

    Congratulations, indeed!

  7. #7 Greenpa
    April 28, 2011

    Super cool. And I’d have to agree with their assessment.

    re: “I think that part of the story of women hasn’t yet been told fully!”

    A pretty amusing understatement there! 🙂

    Go get ’em. And watch out for tornadoes.

  8. #8 annette
    April 28, 2011

    congratulations – well deserved. Just curious – who are the other 39?

  9. #9 Glenn
    April 29, 2011

    IIRC, judging by your bio and previous remarks about your age, this has not come any too soon…

  10. #10 ChrisBear
    April 30, 2011

    Congratulations Sharon, you have earned the recognition!

  11. #11 Sharon Astyk
    May 1, 2011

    Hmmmp…Glenn, I’ve got 1 year and three and a half whole months before I reach 40, dammit 😉 ;-).

    I can’t find an internet link to the original list of award winners – I’ll type them up if I have to, but I’m still looking.

    Thanks for the congrats – it was a terrific event.


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