It was a huge honor, and so much fun, to celebrate the first United Nations International Day of the Girl Child at Ms. Magazine’s 40th Anniversary Luncheon at the Washington Press Club in downtown DC.
Sandwiched between my feminist icons, Eleanor Smeal and Gloria Steinem, I had to express my honor and disbelief at this amazing moment: Speaking on the same stage as Gloria Steinem on the 40th Anniversary of Ms. Magazine?
I am still in shock. I do not think I felt my feet touch the stage the entire time.
I spoke about child marriage, Malala Yousufzai, and the Feminist Majority Foundation’s newest global program, Girls Learn International (GLI), an international advocacy education program partnering girls schools around the world.
To catch Kathy Spillar, Ellie Smeal or Gloria Steinem speak, watch the full show here. Enjoy!