An evening with Gloria Steinem


An evening with Gloria Steinem 

Waterstones, Manchester (23.02.16)

140318183437-09-gloria-steinem-horizontal-large-galleryA uniformed officer arrests feminist Gloria Steinem during an anti-apartheid protest outside the South African Embassy in Washington, Dec. 19, 1984. (AP Photo/Pool)

The saying “once in a lifetime” tends to be exaggerated and overused, but this week I attended a genuine once in a lifetime event. Thanks to the Manchester Literature Festival, I got to listen to legendary activist and writer Gloria Steinem speak at the Deansgate Waterstones store. Gloria recently released her memoir My Life on the Road, in which she talks about her childhood, her travels and her career. Last night she provided further insights into her book and shared many words of wisdom with the audience. I couldn’t possibly include everything in one blog post because it’d quickly turn into an essay, so here are some of the highlights of the evening. 

Gloria discussed many of…

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