I had just graduated from college when I stumbled across a magazine called Women’s Wear Daily.
In a glossy format, it looked like a glossy magazine from the 90’s.
I was floored.
I looked at my calendar and noticed I was only a few months away from graduating with a degree in political science.
In that same magazine, I had heard the word “feminism.”
I had never heard of feminism before and I couldn’t fathom the meaning of it.
I knew that if I was going to be a feminist, I was supposed to support women.
As I read the stories of women who had made it to the top, I felt compelled to write my own.
The following year, I published my first book.
It was a book that I was happy to publish.
I started reading about the movement for women’s rights.
At the time, I knew nothing about it.
But I was intrigued by how it was gaining momentum and how it could change the world.
I had read a lot of women’s issues magazines.
I read about how it had become an issue for women.
I realized that women needed to start to fight for their rights.
And that it was not just about feminism.
I felt like feminism was the perfect name for this movement.
I decided to make it my personal crusade to fight feminism.
That was a challenge.
Feminism is about equality.
It is about the rights of all women.
It’s about fighting to make sure all women feel included and respected.
I wanted to make a name for myself.
But it was a lot more than that.
Feminists fought for women all over the world, and I wanted my book to do the same for women around the world as well.
As a young activist, I wanted the message to resonate.
And as an author, I believed it was my duty to tell a powerful story.
I’m proud to say that I wrote my first novel about a young girl named Gloria.
I named the book Gloria because she is a heroine who will be the next Gloria Steinem.
Gloria is a young, black, single mother of three girls.
She is a member of the Nation of Islam.
She has been on the frontlines of the fight against discrimination and abuse.
She works for a local labor union and has fought to make the streets safer for women and girls.
And Gloria’s story will be central to my book, Too Close to Home, which will be released in January 2019.
When I was growing up in the 1990s, I grew up believing that women were the most oppressed group in the world because they were not considered human.
I didn’t realize that I would be the first to tell my own story and how I overcame those challenges.
As Gloria’s mother, I started writing about my struggles as a young woman to make ends meet.
I struggled to find work.
I could not get a steady job.
But in order to survive, I needed to keep working.
And I did.
I made a few bucks in the summer of 1990, but I had no idea how many jobs I could hold.
And at a time when we were losing so many women in our workplaces, I wondered, How do I earn enough to keep my family fed?
I didn�t have any savings.
And when I found out that the unemployment benefits I was entitled to were just for two weeks, I realized it was time to make changes.
So I set out to find a way to work.
Gloria�s mother, a community activist, taught me about how to organize, how to be flexible and how to do things the right way.
She taught me how to have a plan for success and how not to let the people around me dictate my actions.
I did not know that she was raising my children for a living.
And she taught me that there were no shortcuts.
And so I started thinking about how I could make a difference.
My first book, The Other Woman, was published in 1991.
It became my first nonfiction book.
I began to tell more stories.
I wrote about a mother who had struggled with breast cancer.
I talked about the experiences of immigrants.
And in 2002, I co-founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) as the organization to fight back against the sexual harassment and discrimination that women faced.
Now, I am the President of NOW, the Women�s March on Washington, and the founder of my own organization, the National Women�S Justice Center.
It has become my mission to be an advocate for the most vulnerable women in society.
And, of course, I continue to fight against the systemic sexism that women face all over America.
In 2016, I founded the first women�s center in the United States, the NOW Women Center, which has helped millions of women gain access to quality healthcare, education and economic empowerment.
And through my work with NOW, I have been a voice for more than 6 million women and young women in America who