Salon@615: Special Edition is pleased to present trailblazing feminist icon Gloria Steinem for her new book, The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off! A signed copy of The Truth Will Set You Free is included with every ticket.
About the book:
A collection of Gloria Steinem’s lifetime of quotes—powerful and wise, funny and outrageous—beautifully illustrated, and with a new introduction and essays by the feminist writer and activist herself.
From her early days as a journalist and feminist activist, up to today, Steinem’s words have helped generations to empower themselves and work together. Covering topics from relationships (“Many are looking for the right person. Too few are looking to be the right person.”) to patriarchy (?“Men are liked better when they win. Women are liked better when they lose. This is how patriarchy is enforced every day.”) and activism (“Change, like a tree, grows from the bottom up.”), plus an introduction and essays by Steinem, this is the definitive collection of her words on many of the topics that matter most today.
About the author:
Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. magazine, and she remained one of its editors for fifteen years. In 1968, she helped found New York magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles. Her books include the bestsellers Revolution from Within, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, Marilyn: Norma Jeane, and As if Women Matter (published in India). Steinem has received the Penney-Missouri Journalism Award, the Front Page and Clarion awards, the National Magazine Award, the Women's Sports Journalism Award, the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Writers Award from the United Nations, the James Weldon Johnson Award for Journalism, and many others. In 2013, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
About Ashley Judd:
Ashley Judd is a feminist social justice humanitarian. She has been working internationally, with NGO’S, grass roots organizations, governments, and supranational bodies since 2004. Presently, she serves as Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNFPA, is the Global Ambassador for Population Services International, and also for Polaris Project. She serves on the Advisory Boards of International Center for Research on Women, Apne Aap Worldwide, and Demand Abolition. She is Chairperson of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project: Curbing Abuse, Expanding Freedom. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and in 2010, earned an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Her book, All That Is Bitter & Sweet, detailing her visits to grassroots programs in 13 countries, was a New York Times bestseller. Judd has been nominated for several Golden Globe and Emmy awards. A native Kentuckian, Ashley currently resides in Tennessee.