Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader—now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change.
Touring with Revolution from Within was an amazing experience for Gloria. Even though it was written more than fifteen years ago, people continue to write to her about their experiences battling low self-esteem. Knowing that it has ensured some that they are not crazy and that the system is crazy is exactly what the book was meant to accomplish.
As Gloria describes in the preface of Moving Beyond Words, this is a unique genre: add water to any of its six parts and it would become a book. It is made of seeds drawn from other short pieces that grew into bigger stories.
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions was the first published collection of Gloria's essays. Given that she was writing on sexual harassment, genital mutilation, unequal pay for equal work, and other humiliating inequities facing women, she often says that she wishes it hadn't still been relevant enough for a second edition.
Elders Academy Press republished this updated version of "Doing Sixty" shortly after Gloria turned seventy. Gloria was inspired to publish Doing Sixty & Seventy in the larger format because of all the women who have come forth with descriptions of age oppression in their own lives. Despite the ageism they confront, and indeed perhaps because of it, women become more radical as we age.
The inside flap of The Beach Book was covered in foil so that the reader could tan his or herself! This was one of Gloria's earliest books and sprang directly from the addiction to travel she still has.
Co edited by Gloria
The editing of this The Reader's Companion was shared with the courageous and generous Wilma Mankiller, Wendy Mink, Marysa Navarro, and Barbara Smith. Painfully remembering the days before remedial histories such as "Women's History" or "African American History," Gloria had been hoping to find ways of getting Women's History out of the classroom and into every day life. The diverse collection includes 400 short essays from more than 300 contributors.
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Carolyn Heilbrun was a dear friend and beloved, iconic scholar.
Having Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem is a true gift from her.
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Mary Thom, an early contributing editor and lifeline of Ms. writes the biography of a magazine that surpassed all of our expectations. Inside Ms: 25 Years of the Magazine and the Feminist Movementprofiles other editors who continue to change the face of journalism, tracks the development and disasters of Ms., and traces bigger questions about Ms.'involvement in the longest revolution.