10.11.12 International Day of the Girl
Thanks to the tireless efforts of AUDACIA participant Plan International, and its partners, the United Nations has declared October 11, 2012 to be the first-ever International Day of the Girl. ...
Marcia Ann Gillespie
Marcia Ann Gillespie is a trailblazer in the magazine industry and a leader in the women’s movement. She is a former editor-in-chief of two groundbreaking magazines, Essence (1971-1980) and Ms. (1993-2001) and was also the President of Liberty Media for Women, the company she co-founded that took ownership of Ms. in 1998. Marcia Gillespie has written extensively about issues relating to the African American community and about women, particularly Black women; several of her articles and essays are required reading in women’s studies classes and can be found in anthologies and collections. She is the co-author of Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration (Doubleday 2008). Currently the Director of Special Projects at Essence Ms. Gillespie is also a professor at SUNY Old Westbury College where she teaches writing for media.