Green Festival Speakers

Gloria Steinem


Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. She travels in this and other countries as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. In 1972, she cofounded Ms. magazine, and remained one of its editors for fifteen years. She continues to serve as a consulting editor for Ms., and was instrumental in the magazine's move to join and be published by the Feminist Majority Foundation. In 1968, she had helped to found New York magazine. Her books include the bestsellers Revolution from Within: A Book of SelfEsteem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, and Marilyn: Norma Jean, on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Her writing also appears in many anthologies and textbooks, and she was an editor of Houghton Mifflin's The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History. Ms. Steinem helped to found the Women's Action Alliance. She was president and cofounder of Voters for Choice, a prochoice political action committee for twentyfive years, then with the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. She was also cofounder and serves on the board of Choice USA. She was the founding president of the Ms. Foundation for Women, Take Our Daughters to Work Day.