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Author and Activist Spotlight: Joan Didion

Author and Activist Spotlight: Joan Didion

One of the marks of a truly gifted writer is the ability to turn from a novel writer to a respected journalist. Joan Didion is a writer that has accomplished this and much more. She's been a novel writer, journalist, political activist, and cultural icon. Her...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Helen Keller

Author and Activist Spotlight: Helen Keller

When many of us think about Helen Keller, we think of her as a young woman who was able to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to lead an extraordinary life. However, Keller was much more than just the epitome of reaching your full potential despite circumstances...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Michelle Obama

Author and Activist Spotlight: Michelle Obama

Former First Lady Michelle Obama serves as a shining example of service and activism for her fellow Americans. By the time she reached the White House, she already had accomplished a lot; before becoming the first African American First Lady of the United States, she...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Cokie Roberts

Author and Activist Spotlight: Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts, considered a pioneer for female journalists and one of the most recognized political correspondents of the century, passed away from complications due to breast cancer on September 17, 2019. In her wake, she leaves behind a legacy of authorship and...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Mary Wollstonecraft

Author and Activist Spotlight: Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft was a literary figure of the eighteenth century who strove for the emancipation of women through education. Her personal life was also unconventional as Mary was fiercely independent in her loves, lifestyle, and convictions. In her fiction, she...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Malala Yousafzai

Author and Activist Spotlight: Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was born with advocacy in her blood and justice on her mind. Her father, an educator and activist for women’s educational rights, established Khushal Girls High School and College in Mingora, Pakistan, and it was on her way home from this very school...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Naomi Klein

Author and Activist Spotlight: Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein's name has become synonymous with outspoken activism, a reputation she has earned through her work as a journalist and author. She has published several books that topped the New York Times bestseller list, and have been translated into dozens of languages...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Gertrude Stein

Author and Activist Spotlight: Gertrude Stein

One of the most iconic female activists of the early 20th century is Gertrude Stein. In addition to being a notable author and activist, she is also famous for her unique personality and style. Born in 1874 in Allegheny Pennsylvania, Stein was the youngest of five...