Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem (1934- )

Each Friday, FSU’s giving a shout-out to one prominent feminist whose work for social change has made herstory. This week’s feminist is the glorious Gloria Steinem, feminist activist, organizer, writer and lecturer. Ms. Steinem co-founded Ms. Magazine and New York Magazine and has authored several books, including Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, and Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem. She helped found the Women’s Action Alliance, the National Women’s Political Caucus, and Choice USA and was a member of the Beyond Racism Initiative, a comparative study of racial patterns in the U.S., South Africa, and Brazil. Ms. Steinem has received numerous awards and honors for her social justice work. She is currently working on Road to the Heart: America As if Everyone Mattered, a book chronicling her more than thirty years as a feminist organizer, and with the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College on a project to document the grassroots origins of the U.S. women’s movement.

Quotation: “God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there’s no turning back.” Gloria, Amen.

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