Gloria Steinem is a writer and journalist, spokesperson, and political and social activist. She was a columnist for New York magazine and a co-founder of Ms. magazine.
Gloria Marie Steinem was born in 1934 in Toledo, Ohio. Her parents separated in 1944 and later divorced. She then lived with her mother, although her mother suffered from mental illness. Gloria attended White High School in Toledo before graduating from Western High School in Washington, D.C. Gloria then spent two years in India as a Chester Bowles Asian Fellow. Back in the United States, she served as director of the Independent Research Service. In 1960, she was hired by Help! magazine. She then wrote as a freelance journalist for Esquire magazine. She wrote for and contributed to other publications as well.
In 1972, Gloria co-founded Ms. magazine. Also that year, she was the first female speaker at the National Press Club.
Gloria had begun her work as an activist in the late 1950s. She has worked for multiple causes. However, she is most recognized as a leader and spokesperson for the feminist movement.
Gloria had serious relationships prior to her marriage. However, she did not marry until 2000. She married David Bale that year. Unfortunately, he passed away from brain lymphoma in 2003.
Gloria has worked for causes she believes in throughout her life and career, including being an honorary co-chair of 2017’s Women’s March on Washington. She has received many awards and honors for her work, including the 2012 Humanist of the Year from the American Humanist Association. Be inspired! Have a bright day!