Legal analyst Adrienne Lawrence and feminist media-maker Carmen Rios are tired of headlines that inspire helplessness and hopelessness. That’s why each week, they’re talking back—breaking down the triggering news du jour and connecting viewers to ways they can do something about it.
Trigger Happy episodes are released every Monday via Binge Networks. You can connect with the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
In Episode 1, Adrienne and Carmen talked about Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, a battle for on-campus abortion access in California and the costs of domestic violence.
LOS ANGELES — Attorney and on-air host Adrienne Lawrence and prolific feminist writer and editor Carmen Rios know first-hand how exhausting the news cycle has become, particularly for women. That’s why the award-winning legal analyst and seasoned women’s rights activist have teamed up with Binge Networks to provide weekly social commentary and insight on how to end …
Adrienne Lawrence is a game-changer. The award-winning host and attorney appears across TV and digital platforms discussing legal issues, inciting thought-provoking conversations, and putting her stamp on the hot topics of the day. She often speaks on issues impacting women in society and in the workplace, including sexual harassment, and has been published and featured in Ms. and The Young Turks.
Adrienne is also the Madden NFL sideline reporter for EASports; she reaches millions of viewers on ESPN’s SportsCenter, ESPN2 and ESPNRadio shows and writes for ESPN.com, ESPNW and The Undefeated. Before entering broadcast, Adrienne practiced law at major firms for eight years and taught law and criminal justice courses as an adjunct at the college level.
At the age of 19, Adrienne earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from CSU-Sacramento with honors. She went on to earn an M.A. in Criminal Justice specialized in criminal law and procedure from CUNY-John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. In May 2015, Adrienne completed the Specialized Journalism M.A. program at the University of Southern California focusing on multimedia sports reporting. She proudly serves on the board of directors of Dress For Success, works with L.A. Goal, an organization focused on serving adults thriving with disabilities, and has volunteered as an informal domestic violence and rape counselor.
- Website: adriennejlawrence.com
- Twitter: @AdrienneLaw
- Instagram: @AdrienneLawrence
A decade of successful work in the feminist movement—as a writer, editor, and digital activist—has earned Carmen the titles of “digital native,” “petulant and idiotic,” “intimidating to some,” and “vapid and uninteresting.” She is currently the Digital Editor at Ms. magazine, where she oversees all online content and campaigns and hosts a live video interview series with feminist luminaries, and Contributing Editor at Argot Magazine, of which she is a co-founder.
A nationally-recognized thought leader, SheSource expert, and fresh and fierce feminist voice, Carmen frequently appears in media and at events to speak on feminist issues. She has been profiled by the New York Times, BITCH, and HerCampus; spoken on NPR; and been forced to wear make-up on CNN, Good Morning America, and the Early Show, and her work has been covered by the Washington Post and the Guardian. Carmen has delivered addresses and led workshops at the National Conference on Sexual Assault, the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference, the Momentum Conference, A-Camp, and the National Women’s Studies Association Conference. (She was once on a panel with Gloria Steinem, and no, she can’t believe it.)
Carmen’s writing has appeared in print and online at BuzzFeed, BITCH, ElixHER, MEL, and Feministing, among others. She was previously the Feminism Editor, Social Media Co-Director, and Community Director at Autostraddle; a blogger and activist with the SPARK Movement; a contributor at Everyday Feminism and Mic; and Managing Editor of THE LINE Campaign blog. Before appearing on Trigger Happy, Carmen was the co-host and co-producer of THE BOSSY SHOW, a political talk show for young women.
When she isn’t amplifying the feminist movement, Carmen is found at its frontlines. She launched the successful—and viral—#EducateCoaches campaign in the wake of Steubenville, crafted and implemented successful digital media strategies at organizations like Hollaback! and has managed communications for organizations like the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the Feminist Majority Foundation.
- Website: carmenfuckingrios.com
- Twitter: @carmenriosss
- Instagram: @carmenriosss
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