You Should Know Her: Liz Plank

Liz is an award-winning journalist and the Executive Producer of Divided States of Women at Vox Media.  In 2016, she produced and hosted an  award-winning series about the presidential election called 2016ish where she interviewed political figures, such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  Liz is amongst Mediaite’s 2016 Most Influential in News Media, and presented a TEDxNormal Talk,  How to Be a Man: A Woman’s Guide, which she is currently using to inspire her first book to be published in 2019. Prior to Vox, she was a Senior Correspondent at Mic and co-creator of Flip The Script, an award-winning weekly video series confronting social issues.  In 2015, she was a correspondent for MSNBC’s Krystal Clear and was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media.

Through her activism and creative approach to journalism, Liz has made it her mission to elevate the voices of those who are not often heard, in one way through the creation of hashtags #WhyWomenDontReport and #HimThough.

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Instagram: @feministabulous
Twitter: @feministabulous
Facebook: /feministabulous

1. What are three words that best describe you?

Neurotic, impatient and hungry most of the time.

2. Tell us why you’re awesome in two sentences or less.

As a Canadian, I’m not authorized to answer this question unless it’s immediately followed by an apology.

3. What are your three biggest indulgences?

Ranch Doritos, Spicy Nacho Doritos, and pickle flavored Doritos (only available in Canada and one of the many reasons Canada is a superior country).

4. What’s currently your favorite…

Restaurant: My boyfriend’s Seamless account
Food: Whatever can numb the daily assaults on our democracy faster
Cocktail: NyQuil
Shopping destination/store: Nordstrom
Fashion item: Any large object I can throw at my tv when I watch the news
Place to hangout: Whatever corner of New York can get me the best service
City: A corner of New York that gets no service
Travel item: Passport
Beauty product: Does whiskey count
Skincare product: Eye cream. All of it.
Hostess gift: Tears, rants and unwanted conversations about the electoral college
Home décor item: A unicorn head over my bed
Book: The Will to Change by bell hooks
Magazine: O, The Oprah Magazine

Please list at least three of your absolute favorite, MUST-HAVE items. (If you were stranded on a desert island, you would probably bring these with you.)

My mom and her favorite hair, my Céline Dion Spotify playlist, and a lifetime supply of almond croissants.

5. What’s the ONE thing you absolutely can’t live without?

Oxygen, definitely. 

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?

People who don’t hold doors are dead to me.

7. If you could have dinner with anyone (living or not) who would it be, and WHY?

I’d have dinner with my family at their house in Montreal. I miss them all the time.

8. What does it mean to you to have a strong, engaging brand and how has having one helped you?

Last year I got a handwritten letter and $20 gift card from the 16 Handles Twitter account, so I’d say things are going pretty great.

9. What is one piece of advice you would give your younger self?

Your body belongs to you. It’s not your job to make people comfortable. All your haters will turn out to be your teachers. Success isn’t measured by what you have, it’s the sum of what you give.

10. What is one piece of advice you would give to women today about staying true to themselves and succeeding on their own terms?

The biggest fallacy of our time is that female subjugation is the natural order. The older I get the more I realize that the idea that the majority of the population is a minority is the biggest scam of all time. It’s a women’s world, but we’ve convinced men that they own it.




1. The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks
“Everyone needs to love and be loved — even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving.”

2. Céline Dion on Spotify
Channel the feminist power of Liz Plank next time you’re playing Céline!

3. Passport
If you’re favorite travel item is your passport like Liz, give it some love with a new passport holder. There are some great finds at Liz-approved Nordstrom.

4. Whiskey
Liz opts for whiskey over beauty. Sound like you, too? Click the link above for nine of 2017’s best whiskeys according to Maxim’s compilation.
$20 – $300,

5. NyQuil
Liz jokes that when she isn’t drinking whiskey, she goes for the NyQuil. It might not be the tastiest cocktail, but it’ll get you a good night’s sleep!
$7.00+, Your local drugstore

6. Eye Cream
Vichy’s eye cream visibly lifts the eye lid, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, depuffs the look of under eye bags, and minimizes dark circles.

7. Nordstrom
With an eye for what’s next in fashion, Nordstrom works to deliver the best possible shopping experience, helping their customers express their style for more than 100 years.
Prices vary,

8. Almond Croissants
Starbucks makes their almond croissants from an almond flan, enveloped in a flaky, buttery croissant, then topped with sliced almonds. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory.
Under $5.00, Starbucks

9. Unicorn Head
Here’s your very own unicorn head to mount above your bed. This one’s in white with gold glitter!

10. Ranch Doritos, Spicy Nacho Doritos, and pickle flavored Doritos (only available in Canada)
The DORITOS® brand is all about boldness. These three flavors are Liz’s biggest indulgences.
Under $5.00, Your local grocery store (or Canada)

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