At what point in your life did you consider yourself a feminist? Was it an event or a process?
Process. Born in 1950, discovered feminist ideas in college and particularly in grad school in the 1970s. Joined early NOW conversation groups.
Who most influenced your awareness of your feminism?
Other women I knew and of course the second wave feminist authors.
In what ways has your feminism informed your life choices?
It has made me bolder and I stick up for myself more and more.
In what ways do you share your feminism with others?
Every day by modeling behavior and with friends and family. Plus I have written a book mentioned earlier.
Describe your vision of a feminist world.
Pretty much like Iceland, leader in many areas of gender equality. Religion is gone. Women can make any choices they want. Men support gender equality.
How I Define Feminism:
Gender equality in every aspect.
PhD - University of Wisconsin, Madison, served as Field Rep for Oregon Federation of Teachers, Executive Director of the Oregon Community College Association, and retired as Executive Director of the Oregon State Bar. Author of "Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion" available for pre-order on Amazon. Member of NOW since 1981 and NARAL since 1987. Got incensed with Hobby Lobby decision and decided to edit a book of 22 women who tell their personal stories of leaving religion. I do believe that religion is one of the last cultural barriers to gender equality.