When I began writing about women, politics, and power for The Huffington Post, I adopted the Twitter handle #GirlPolitics. You can find me there today. Later, I wrote Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House, “a political book every woman should read.” Today, you can find my writing in Crain’s Chicago Business and elsewhere. And here is a clip that embodies my view of women today.
I began my public career as a campus leader advocating for women’s reproductive health services. After graduation, I became a community organizer and moved to Chicago, where I built the Illinois Women’s Agenda, a statewide organizational coalition; the Midwest Women’s Center, one of the nation’s first women’s centers; and the Women’s Issues Network, which produced a national campaign for RU-486 featuring Cybill Shepherd.
I have advised celebrities, business leaders, public officials, philanthropists, and social justice organizations and their leaders on the inextricably-linked issues of women’s health, economic security, and human rights. Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide, along with my speaking and teaching, are the latest chapters in this activist’s life story of working for justice and joy for every woman and girl. Undaunted, as #ShePersisted, I continue my #GirlPolitics advocacy. Below are some photos of such work from my Every Day Is Election Day: A Women’s Guide book tour.