I had the pleasure of meeting Gloria Steinem in person and she is as gracious and elegant as she seems.
I don’t need to tell you anything more about her than is out there in the world, but she is an iconic feminist pioneer and activist, and I have looked up to her since I was a little girl. In an Oprah interview, she talked about being raised by a mom with mental health issues, and now I relate even more to her. I want to watch the HBO Documentary about her some time soon.
Until then, a few quotes:
“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke . . . She will need her sisterhood.”
“We are becoming the men we wanted to marry.”
“The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.”
“So whatever you want to do, just do it…Making a damn fool of yourself is absolutely essential.”