Happy International Woman’s Day


In 1969, a group of women began meeting in the Boston area to discuss women’s health issues. A year later they published a 138-page newsprint booklet that we sold in my collective at the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union for 35 cents. In 1971 the group legally incorporated as the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective and by March of 1973 the New York Times reviewed their book Our Bodies, Ourselves

    published by Simon and Schuster. The male reviewer called the book lucidly informative and added, I don’t see how any sensible woman-even an antifeminist one-could fail to be enlightened by it.

    If you need a little herstory on International Women’s Day try one of my older blogs. This year’s theme is: We’re ALL Equal #pledgeforparity. Watch the video and make your pledge.

Published by SilkQuilt

Pittsburgh-based fiber artist, Louise Silk, creates art that combines aesthetics and functionality with meaning and memories. From the influence of a 1972 MS Magazine article to the current SILKDENIM label, her quilt experiences culminate in a display of her particular capacity to use her patchwork skills to piece together just about anything into an aesthetic meaningful whole.

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