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Hey! I'm Meghan Murphy. I'm the founder and editor of Feminist Current, Canada's leading feminist website. I've been a freelance writer and journalist for about nine years now, and have been producing and hosting the Feminist Current podcast since 2012.

In January 2020, I'm launching a new project called, "The Same Drugs, with Meghan Murphy." My producer, Laura McNally, and I will be exploring all sorts of topics on the show, from news to politics to pop culture to relationships to psychology and beyond. Patrons get access to behind the scenes footage and tons of content that won't be available to the public. Subscribe for just five dollars a month, and get full access to the show, plus you can submit questions for Laura and I to discuss, here, via Patreon.

As many of you know, I was banned from Twitter in November 2019 for, well, telling the truth. My suspension was protested by many and covered by media outlets across North America, as well as in the UK. I was very grateful to have received support from people all across the political spectrum, who told me that while they may not agree with my politics, they supported free speech and my efforts to challenge the party line. I've really enjoyed connecting and speaking with so many people I would never have otherwise connected with, and appreciate being able to have civil, engaging discussions with those who may not share my politics or ideology. Exciting, in fact! I plan to continue to reach outside my comfort zone and speak with a variety of interesting and challenging people who are trying to change the conversation.

There are many people doing everything in their power to silence me, but I'm not going to let that happen. I am regularly threatened with violence, and thousands of people in Toronto recently tried to cancel an event I spoke at about gender identity and women's rights. During a panel in Vancouver, aimed at discussing media bias in the gender identity debate, a protester stood outside with a cardboard guillotine, crafted as a threat to myself and others who wish to have conversations about the impact of gender identity legislation on women and girls. I need extensive security at my events, a large police presence, and bodyguards. It is surreal, but unfortunately a reality.

As an independent writer and journalist, being banned from Twitter is particularly hard hitting, as it silences me on a platform where the kinds of conversations and debates I'm involved in are happening. It has prevented me from responding to the libel and smears that are circulated about me by activists, politicians, academics, writers, and reporters. It also has a detrimental impact on my ability to work and make a living. It is difficult to connect with editors, sources, other writers, and my audience. I've built my career by taking risks, telling the truth, and asking uncomfortable questions, despite the incredibly harsh consequences. I want to be able to keep doing this. I don’t have an employer, I don’t work for a company, and I don’t have sponsorship. And that’s why I need you to support my work, so that I’m able to keep speaking, writing, doing interviews, and asking difficult questions — questions that multi-billion dollar companies like Twitter desperately want me to stop asking.

Thank you so much for your support!

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