“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”–Gloria Steinem
How she made her mark: In 1972, Steinem broke barriers by creating Ms. magazine, the first feminist magazine created by the modern woman for the modern woman. This magazine helped to break down the taboos surrounding topics that women initially were not allowed to discuss outside the home, such as sex.
She continues to consult for Ms. magazine, and is a major advocate for women’s rights. She is an author of several books including Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, and Marilyn: Norma Jean, on the life of Marilyn Monroe.
Photo credit: Feminist Gloria Steinem speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach, Fla., on July 13, 1972. (AP)