‘Dear Ms.’: What Ms. Magazine Means to Readers, Over the Decades

“Finding Ms. felt like coming home—to myself, to my voice, to my intuition, to my knowing.”

We asked what Ms. means to you—and we were moved by your replies. Ms. magazine has been at the forefront of feminist journalism for half a century. The magazine was a brazen act of independence in the 1970s. Our readers recognize the impact Ms. has made over the past 50 years.

(This essay is part of the “Feminist Journalism is Essential to Democracy” project—Ms. magazine’s latest installment of Women & Democracy, presented in partnership with the International Women’s Media Foundation.)