Daring to Remember: Ms. Co-Founder Letty Cottin Pogrebin Looks Back on Illegal Abortions Before Roe

“I would have killed myself. This isn’t hyperbole. If I couldn’t have had an abortion at 18, I would have killed myself—because I couldn’t see how I could possibly live my life.”

Daring to Remember: When Ann Called Jane

In the years before Roe, the women of the Jane Collective took the fight for abortion access into their own hands—literally.

Looking Back and Looking Up: How Feminism Has Reshaped Youth Activism

Watching Parkland activist Emma Gonzalez boldly take the microphone during the Never Again march brought me to tears of joy—and, more, a little envy. 

Lighting the Fires of Freedom: Telling the Stories of African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

Women leaders in the Civil Rights Movement did not seek fame or fortune—they sought a more just world for themselves and their families.

LISTEN: Danai Gurira Reads a Good Night Story for Rebel Girls (About Gloria Steinem!)

“Her name was Gloria Steinem, and her message was simply—yet revolutionary. She believed that women and men should be equal.”

Rest in Power: Margot Kidder Was the Superhero

On Sunday, the world lost Margot Kidder, a much-loved actress known to many for her portrayal of “Lois Lane” in the 1978 Superman and its sequel.

No More Masks: Celebrating a Landmark Anthology of Women’s Poetry 45 Years Later

In 1971, Goucher College professor Florence Howe and her student Ellen Bass gave themselves a prompt: Could they, solely from memory, recite poems by women about women’s lives?

She Caused a Riot: 10 Courageous Women Who Led Historic Fights for Equality and Won

Meet an aristocat-turned-reformer, a poet who fought at the front line for suffrage and abolition and a Queen who pushed back on the slave trade.

Five Feminist Poems for National Poetry Month: “Songs for the People” by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Born in 1825 to free African American parents, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was a prolific journalist and poet as well as an abolitionist and suffragist. In “Songs for the People,” she imagines poetry filling “the world with peace.”

Five Feminist Poems for National Poetry Month: “The Letter” by Amy Lowell

“The Letter” is playful and fanciful, celebrating the beloved through letter writing—although in the final stanza, Amy Lowell reveals the complexity of her emotions.

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