#Empowered ~ Gloria Steinem
This weeks empowered woman is the amazing Gloria Steinem!
Since the 1960’s, Writer and journalist, Gloria Steinem has been one the most influential figures and spokeswomen for the American feminist movement.
After helping create New York magazine, Steinem went on to co-found ‘Ms’ magazine, a feminist themed magazine with the aim of empowering women and bringing attention to issues that affected them at a time when media which was dominated by men. ‘Ms’ sold 300,000 copies in only eight days and became a national success. Aside from journalism, Steinem campaigns for many organisations and is the founding president of the Ms. Foundation for women which supports grassroots projects to empower women and girls. Steinem’s tireless activism has earned her countless awards including Biography magazines 25 most influential women in America.
At the age of 83, Steinem continues to campaign for social justice and travels internationally as a lecturer and media spokesperson.
‘Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself’.