The short version: Claire Swinarski is the author of Girl, Arise: A Catholic Feminist’s Invitation to Live Boldly, Love Your Faith, and Change the World. She’s also the founder of the Catholic Feminist Podcast, a top-ranked spirituality podcast with half a million downloads that discusses the intersection between faith and women’s issues. She has a degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, Vox, Seventeen, Wisconsin Bride, Milwaukee Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and many other publications. She lives just outside of Milwaukee, WI with her husband and two kids.