Interviews

Drucilla Barker

Academia: Economics/Women’s and Gender Studies

“Any oppressed group partakes in internalized oppression. They buy into the lies that their oppressors have told them. This is part of black liberation, part of women’s liberation. Hell, I’d like to bring the word liberation back into our vocabulary, even though it’s so old fashioned, but I like it as a word.”

Debbie Billings

Academia: Public Health

“Once you start isolating certain issues from everything else and privileging them, I think we lose the sense of the ways in which people’s lives are integrated and how one thing is affected by another… I do feel like we are, it’s a little slow for me, but I feel like here in the US we are kind of taking on that challenge of not just focusing on single issues, right, as feminists, in the sexual and reproductive health realm.”

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Cindi Boiter

Writer and Arts Advocacy

Coming soon

Sally Boyd

Academia: Women’s and Gender Studies

“I was a subscriber to Ms. Magazine almost from the very beginning and the women that I formed friendships with were other feminists. I don’t even know if we used that word all the time but that’s who we were and what we were about.”

Martha Brim

Academia: Dance

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Claudia Brinson

Writer/Journalism

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Patti Sue Burton-Pye

Religion

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Eve Carlin

Law and Politics

“I was a teenager in the 70s, so one of the most profound events was Watergate and President Nixon’s resignation in 1974. So I was after the Vietnam War but remnants of Watergate babies coming in ’74, new members of Congress, and a fresh new people coming in with visions on how to reform the government and make it better for the people. So those were pivotal event in my life, my teenage years.”

Lee Coggiola

Law

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Collins, Jan

Journalism

“I felt fairly supported there but there were men there that I think were, didn’t like me very well because I was kind of a star in the newsroom…I know two of the editors I found out later used to call me Wonder Woman, behind my back of course. It was not a compliment.”

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Beryl Dakers

Broadcast Journalism

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Heidi Darr-Hope

Arts

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Tameika Isaac Devine

Politics

“What I will say is that I get people who ask me all the time like will you run for a higher office or do this, I love local government. I mean I really feel like this is what I was born to do. Not necessarily to be elected but to be working in the community that I live and I serve the community that I live in…”

Alfred Mae Drakeford

Business and Politics

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Ellen Dunn

Communications and Librarianship

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Jane Dreher Emerson

Field

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Holli Emore

Religion

“It has been interesting to reenter the world of male dominated clergy through my interfaith work…For the most part people are incredibly supportive and helpful, but there are still a lot of religious groups where female leadership, they may not openly oppose you or say anything, but you’re just frozen out or not included.”

Sheila Fassler

Medicine

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Carol Fowler

Politics

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Bambi Gaddist

Public Health

“You can’t live in the Bible Belt but yet see [epidemiology] data that says most of the STDs are in the South, where pregnancy among teens is at proportion in the South. There’s a contradiction between the fact that people go to church every Sunday but yet they’re still sexual people so they’re living these split, double lives and it makes it difficult for women like me to have the conversation and to educate.”

Patricia Glover

Field

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Iris Griffin

Corporate Finance

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Susan Hall

Flight Attendant

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Marjorie Hammock

Civil Rights Movement, Social Work

“I [had] a job called Mobilization for Youth, which was started by the Kennedys, Lower East Side. Social workers and activists were placed literally in the school to make sure that equity was going on with teacher hiring as well as the treatment of the students. Because it had been Irish, Jewish and Italian and then Latinos and African Americans were moving in and there was hostility. But the other thing that Mobilization targeted was anti-gangs. We were involved with it, so there was a lot of activity going on…there was kind of in-fighting…all of these things were learning experiences in terms of how stuff operates and what you have to do to effect change.”

Harriet Hancock

LGBTQ+ Advocate

Coming soon

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Barbara Hazzard

Field

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Deborah Hazzard

Academia

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Sarah Keeling

Field

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Tootsie Kline

Field

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Brenda Kneece

Religion

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Michelle Logan-Owens

Medicine

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Betsy Long

Field

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Shirley McGuinness

Field

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Elizabeth McLendon

Field

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Karen Mitchell

Field

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Emily Newman

Field

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Elise Partin

Politics and Academia

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Barbara Rackes

Field

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Rice, Nena

Archeology/Anthropology

“The bigotry and intolerance that I experienced as a young teenager, I just didn’t want to have anything to do with the South, the way they treated people. But I came to grips with it and came to love it and embrace it and realize it really needed somebody like me to be here to help keep our coasts clean and don’t cut down big trees and keep our rivers and water and air clean and soil.”

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Beci Robbins

Activism

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Cyndy Storm

Field

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Evan Talib

Field

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Myriam Torres

Academia

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Candy Waites

Politics

“I also had good relationships with the press, the people that covered County Council, because I realized that they were the way the public knew what was going on…I would sit down with them and I would explain how the budget worked or what was going on, or if they had questions I would always answer the questions, because they were the entree to the public.”

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Waters, Mary 1

Field

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Waters, Mary 2

Field

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Lois Duke Whitaker

Women’s and Gender Studies

“I think one of the aspects of college teaching is mentoring, not just young women but young men, too. I just can’t recall or recount the times that, I just let it be known, my office door is always open. If I appear to be busy just come on in and I can do that another time. Would love to talk with you about anything, about any topic. I think I was successful in that, the open door policy.