Thursday, March 9, 2017

#CatThursday - #Authors and #Cats (60) Gloria Steinem

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The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time I will feature an author with their cat(s), or pictured with a cat(s).

In honor of National Women's History Month, our author this month is Gloria Steinem. 

Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s. A prominent writer and key counterculture era political figure, Steinem has founded many organizations and projects and has been the recipient of many awards and honors. She was a columnist for New York magazine and co-founded Ms. magazine. In 1969, she published an article, " After Black Power, Women's Liberation", which, along with her early support of abortion rights, catapulted her to national fame as a feminist leader.

Kitty on the coffee table

In 2005, Steinem worked alongside Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan to co-found the Women's Media Center, an organization that works to amplify the voices of women in the media through advocacy, media and leadership training, and the creation of original content. Steinem currently serves on the board of the organization. She continues to involve herself in politics and media affairs as a commentator, writer, lecturer, and organizer, campaigning for candidates and reforms and publishing books and articles. (from Goodreads)

I read her book, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem when I was going through a tough time in my early twenties. It really helped me. I've always admired Steinem.

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  1. Hi Michelle,
    Great choice for your feature this week. Love her writing.
    Kate x

  2. I love your authors and cats series!

  3. aaaaah, so cute!!! Love me a squishy faced cat -- thanks for this. It's a great meme!

  4. I do love me Gloria Steinem. Great pic for this week. Beautiful kitties!

  5. This was a perfect choice for Women's day. Her work is inspiring!

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