Mission Statement

Our mission is to harness the power of the people to advance social justice. Through our own grassroots activism and collaboration with other community members, the Nasty Woman Project will use our platform to help ensure a more just, intersectional, anti-racist and feminist future for us all. We believe in the power of mutual aid and know how to have fun while fighting for what is right. We hope to create a safe and nurturing space that provides our community with educational resources and direct calls to action. It is through your love and participation that we will grow and blossom.

Our Story

The Nasty Woman Project began as an Instagram account born out of a preemptive Trump’s America fury in November 2016. We began a series of self portraits of self proclaimed Nasty Women. Since then, we have grown to a women’s collective that throws events, raises money for charity, makes waves, and puts smiles on people’s faces. We are beyond excited to continue making a mark in the NYC community and growing with you all.

Who We Are


Rula Al-Nasrawi

Rula Al-Nasrawi is a writer and editor based in NYC. Her work has been featured in VICE, Broadly, Cosmopolitan, The Atlantic, and more. Also, she spends way too much free time making horoscope memes for her blog On The Cusp.


Julia Joyce-Barry

Julia is an NYC artist who never ever liked parties. then she met Rula and Pegah and fell in love with honoring community through fun and celebration. On her days off you can find her building nasty forts and painting you watercolor postcards about feelings.


Pegah Yazd

Pegah is a designer, photographer, and sometime writer (mostly of jokes). Originally from the Bay Area, Pegah has been in NYC since 2013 making art, thinking about feminism, and cooking pretty good vegetarian food.


lisa fischer
social media manager

Lisa is a video producer and multimedia journalist obsessed with all things strange and unusual. She has worked for Jezebel, CNN, Great Big Story, Insider, Vox, MTV News, and more. In her spare time, she can be found doing flawless Cher impressions at karaoke bars and spending time with her chosen family.

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