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Women's rights activist Gloria Steinem speaks with Kerri Miller at 'Talking Volumes'

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Gloria Steinem attends the 2009 John Jay Justice Awards at John Jay College on April 14, 2009 in New York City.
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Gloria Steinem is an activist, journalist, and women's rights leader. The regional premiere of the play about her, called "Gloria, A Life," opened this past weekend at the History Theatre in downtown St. Paul. 

Gloria Steinem wrote a memoir and titled it "My Life on the Road." She talked about her book, and her life, with Kerri Miller as part of the "Talking Volumes" series in the fall of 2016. They were on stage at a sold-out Fitzgerald Theater.

About the strength of the feminist movement, Steinem said “consciousness came from truth-telling.”

While some young women say they are not feminists, Steinem said many young women don’t know what feminism means. “And some do know, and don’t agree.” 

Considering the era in which we now live, Gloria Steinem said it is important to “take seriously the feelings of displacement and insecurity” many people feel. 

The regional premiere of “Gloria, A Life” by Tony Award-winning playwright Emily Mann, is on stage at the History Theatre in downtown St. Paul Sept. 28-Oct. 20, 2019.

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