The 72-27 blog—A Cross-Generational Dialogue between Two Christian Feminists—was active from July 2008 through November 2011. It was written by Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Kimberly B. George. As they launched it in the summer of 2008, they were aware that the digits of their respective ages were exactly reversed. Letha was 72 and Kimberly was 27, hence the title and the numeric nicknames they used for their posts.
Letha Dawson Scanzoni (alias “72″) is an author, editor, and writing consultant who lives in Norfolk, Virginia. She is the editor of Christian Feminism Today and the EEWC-CFT website and has authored or coauthored nine books. Letha was one of the pioneering writers in the biblical feminist movement that began in the 1960s and ’70s as second wave feminism arose.
Kimberly B. George (alias “27″) is a creative and academic writer, as well as an innovator of online learning. Her work as a feminist scholar, teacher, and activist is dedicated to bringing greater public education to urgent and intersecting issues of our time—such as gender-based violence, racism, homophobia, and economic and environmental injustices connected to western colonialism and genocide. Click on “The School” to learn more about her online classes in critical social theory. Kimberly has a BA in English from Westmont College and an MA in Religion and Historical Studies from Yale Divinity School.
As described in the first post, “How It All Began,” the authors met through email in April, 2008 when Kimberly wrote to Letha with some questions after reading one of her books. They met in person for the first time at the EEWC Conference held in Indianapolis in late June, 2008 and are shown in the picture above taking a break from the conference to enjoy milkshakes at a sidewalk cafe.