Liz Funk’s work has appeared in Newsday, Girls’ Life, and theNation.com, among other publications. Her first book, Supergirls Speak Out: the Secret Dilemma of Overachieving Girls about the pressure on young women to be perfect, will be published by Simon and Schuster’s Touchstone/Fireside imprint in January of 2009. She edits the teen politics blog GirlHeadQuarters.org and is a fellow of Young People For. She also writes a blog on issues facing young women and young people for the Albany, NY newspaper the Times Union, which can be accessed at http://blogs.timesunion.com/lizfunk. She is a junior at Stony Brook University, pursuing a degree in English and women’s studies.