My Life on The Road by Gloria Steinem

I’m just about finished with this book and it’s absolutely fascinating. I say that a lot about some books, don’t I? Well, this is still the case for this book. I’ve always been enthralled by people with seemingly unconventional lives and still manage to change the entire social construct. And this memoir by Gloria Steinem is absolutely no different.

It flips back and forth between present and past stories, which can be a little annoying at times, with insights into how she created the infamous Ms. magazine and constantly learned about her own biases while still trying to learn and affect change. I’ve always been a little fascinated by her as many consider her the founder of modern feminism. Or at least, the 3rd wave of it.

She’s been on the road for so long that it seems to be an intricate part of her being. And she seems to be really comfortable with being constantly on the move. It’s a great insight into how far our society has come but also a wonderful reminder of how far we really need to go for some members of our great country.

Her stories draw you in and wrap you up. You can’t help but be a little in awe of what she’s accomplished over the years with seemingly so little besides words and connections and stories. It’s a great visualization of what it takes to come together and rise against all odds. And it’s a wonderful history of fighting for the greater good. I’d recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about feminism, how far we’ve come, and what still needs be done.

Favourite quote: Adventure starts the moment I leave my door. 

4/5

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