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Year Honored: 1993
Birth: 1934 -
Born In: Ohio, United States of America
Achievements: Humanities
Educated In: Ohio, District of Columbia, Massachusetts
Schools Attended: Waite High School, Western High School, Smith College
Worked In: New York, District of Columbia

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Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem has said, "If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?" This thread runs through her life as an activist and change agent, dedicated to fashioning a world that does fit the needs of its people. Steinem's lifelong career as a writer and journalist began after college. A co-founder of New York magazine in 1968, Steinem was always active in a wide array of political and social causes. She became a major feminist leader in the late 1960s and in 1971 co-founded MS Magazine, where she serves as contributing editor today. In 1971 she was a co-convener of the National Women's Political Caucus and in l972 helped found the MS Foundation for Women, which raises funds to assist underprivileged girls and women. She is a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, and her books, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983) and Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem (l992) are best-sellers. Steinem's lifelong activism has inspired women of all ages to fight for their rights, to take risks, and to defend the rights of others. Her writings form a lasting legacy of ideas and personal revelation that continues to inspire and inform.
Additional Sources:

Heilbrun, Carolyn G. The Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem. New York: Ballantine Books, 1996.

Stern, Sydney Ladensohn. Gloria Steinem: Her Passions, Politics, and Mystique. Secaucus, New Jersey: Carol Pub. Group, 1997.

Outrageous Acts and Everday Rebellions. New York: New American Library, 1983.

Marilyn: Norma Jean. New York: H. Holt, 1986.

Revolution From Within: A Book of Self-Esteem. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., c1992.

Moving Beyond Words. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.