Liz Henry

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Liz Henry
Liz Henry presenting at Web2Open 2007.jpg
Henry presenting at Web2Open 2007
Born1969 (age 49–50)
OccupationBlogger, author, translator, technologist, activist

Liz Henry (born 1969) is a blogger, author, translator, technologist, and activist. She is a co-founder of the first women's hackerspace in San Francisco, Double Union,[1] where she is still active.[2] She is also an advocate for disability technology and hacking existing technology for use by the disabled.[3]


Henry is the Firefox release manager and bugmaster for Mozilla.[4] She has also served on the advisory board of the GimpGirl Community and The Ada Initiative. In 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Henry flew to Houston to help the evacuees. She worked with Technology For All to help people use technology to reconnect and rebuild.[5]

In 2011, Henry played a key role in the unveiling of A Gay Girl In Damascus.[6][7] She questioned whether the purported writer of the blog, Amina Arraf, actually existed.[8]

In 2012 Aqueduct Press published a book of her poems, Unruly Islands. Henry also edited The WisCon Chronicles: Carnival of Feminist Science Fiction.

In 2017, Cardboard House Press published her translation of Chilean poet and writer Carmen Berenguer's book My Lai.[9]

Personal Life[edit]

Henry is married to Danny O'Brien.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Greenfield, Rebecca (14 July 2014). "Why Silicon Valley Needs The Coder Grrrls Of Double Union, The Feminist Hacker Space". Fast Company. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  2. ^ Cassandra, Rachel (9 December 2015). "Meet San Francisco's All-Women Hackerspace, Double Union". Bitch Media. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  3. ^ Farr, Rebecca (17 March 2009). "Panel Recap: Hack Ability: Open Source Disability Tech". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  4. ^ Mozilla. "Mozillians: Liz Henry". Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  5. ^ Andreoli, Richard (8 November 2005). "We're Here to Help". The Advocate. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Painful doubts about Amina". Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Character profile: Liz Henry". The Amina Profile – Le profil Amina de Sophie Deraspe. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  8. ^ Flock, Elizabeth; Bell, Melissa (13 June 2011). "Paula Brooks, Editor of Lesbian Site Lez Get Real, Is Really a Man Named Bill Graber". The Washington Post. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Nota Benes, January 2018". World Literature Today. 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2018-01-05.