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Trading in 'Barefoot and Pregnant' for Economic and Reproductive Justice

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Gloria Feldt is a nationally renowned women’s health and rights advocate from the point where the personal and the political meet. The author of The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women’s Rights and How to Fight Back (Bantam) and Behind Every Choice Is a Story (University of North Texas Press), she most recently co-wrote the best selling Send Yourself Roses with the actress Kathleen Turner (Springboard).

She has been called “the voice of experience” by
People Magazine . A teen wife in small-town Texas and mother of three by age 20, Feldt then started to college and rose through the ranks to become president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She revitalized the organization and made it a political powerhouse before leaving in 2005 to write, lecture, and give media commentary independently on women, health, politics, and leadership. She is a member of the WMC Board of Directors.

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Originally posted at The Women’s Media Center, a non-profit organization founded by Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Robin Morgan, dedicated to making women visible and powerful in the media.

 

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In 2004, Rady Ananda joined the growing community of citizen journalists. Initially focused on elections, she investigated the 2004 Ohio election, organizing, training and leading several forays into counties to photograph the 2004 ballots. She officially served at three recounts, including the 2004 recount. She also organized and led the team that audited Franklin County Ohio's 2006 election, proving the number of voter signatures did not match official results. Her work appears in three books.

Her blogs also address religious, gender, sexual and racial equality, as well as environmental issues; and are sprinkled with book and film reviews on various topics. She spent most of her working life as a researcher or investigator for private lawyers, and five years as an editor.

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