I am available to speak on panels and lead workshops for people of all ages on media, comics, history, and gender issues. Contact Bitch Media to have me lead a workshop or give a lecture on feminism and media at your school or  get in touch with me personally if you’re interested in my book, comics, or other work. To get a feel for what I sound like, check out the July 2013 episode of  WBEZ’s Nerdette podcast: “Bitch Magazine’s online editor Sarah Mirk stops by to nerd out about making and reading comics, her new Sex From Scratch project, feminism myths and more.”


Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon 

• Panel member for the 2015 “Making and Consuming Better Media” conference

Yale University 

Online Feminist Journalism panelist (January 2014)   —  read coverage of this event

Metropolitan State University of Denver 

Women’s Leadership Conference keynote speaker (March 2014)

Skidmore College

Speak Up, Make Change workshop leader and lecture on feminist media (January 2014)

Beloit College

• Talk on Five Bright Ideas in Feminist Media (November 2013)

Lewis and Clark College

• The Future of Feminism discussion leader (April 2013)

Elgin Literary Festival 

• Keynote talk on writing for print and online media (February 2015)



• Speaker on two panels in 2015 about feminist representation in pop culture

Oregon Public Broadcasting 

• Oregon News Roundtable recurring guest

• Think Out Loud featured guest on three shows: “Contrasting Coverage” ; “Oregon History Comics” and “Navigating Nonmonogamy.”


• Guest teacher in the independent radio station’s “Radio U” educational program


• Oregon correspondent for two features on gentrification in Portland and the state’s response to wildfires.

Live Wire Radio 

• I read an original essay called “Terrible Relationship Advice” on this nationally syndicated radio show. (November 2013)

Pacific University

State of Oregon Media panelist (February 2013)

Portland State University

Transmit Culture: Comics and Graphic Novel Publishing panelist (May 2013)

Working Writers Lecture Series reading (November 2012)

Center for Women, Politics and Policy

• Feminism in Pop Culture teen workshop (April 2013)

Oregon Humanities 

• Keynote talk and teen media literacy workshop at Idea Lab (July 2014)

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon

• Reproductive Rights and Wrongs clip show and discussion (April 2013)

• “Stories from the Dark Side of Dating” storyteller (February 2012)

Independent Publishing Resource Center

The Future of Indie Lit and Comics Publishing panelist (May 2013)

• Amazine-Day  presenter (May 2013) • Regular teacher of Zines 101 and self-publishing classes (2009-2012)

Powell’s Books

Sex from Scratch Reading and Release Party (August 2014)

• Oregon History Comics Reading and Release Party (March 2012)

VICE Magazine

• Interview in “Young Americans” documentary, directed by Lance Bangs (2012 and 2013)

Stumptown Comics Fest

• Presenter on “The Future of History” (April 2012)

• Workshop on “Creating Nonfiction Comics” (April 2013)

Washington County Historical Society

• Lecture on Oregon History Comics (July 2012)

Back Fence PDX

• Russian Roulette show storyteller (January 2013)

“Lucky Bastards” show storyteller (March 2010)

“Booty Call” Reading Series

• Co-host and reader at Portland literary event organized by Kevin Sampsell (October 2012)

Girls, Inc. • Media literacy two-week-long workshop leader, Atkinson Elementary School (February 2012)