Posted by: nataliereviewsbooks | January 23, 2016

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

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Several years ago I sat in the audience soaking in every word as Gloria Steinem was interviewed at Town Hall in Seattle.  She is an icon for the women movement that gave me opportunities I didn’t have when I was young.

Gloria Steinem made a difference in my world and the life of women everywhere. Few of us will ever have that great of an effect on the world!  Gloria was fueled for passion for what is right for women and minorities. This memoir made me realize how far we have come. But I also learned about how she listened, engaged, and pushed for reforms starting when she was young working on political campaigns. I just got to know her better by reading her memoir.

When my daughter was born only 10% of those in US Congress were women…. Made me think of changes that have happened in my lifetime and not that long ago. I learned about how her parents affected her, the behind the scenes on political campaigns, and the many other women that made a difference. I had a lump on my throat as I read her stories starting from her volunteering at a young age.  I salute this woman and am grateful for all she did.


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