Wednesday, January 16, 2008

On Stands Now: MORE Forum on Hillary, Inc.

Check out the Feburary issue of More magazine (on stands this week!) for a look at the women running Hillary's campaign, by journalist Ann Gerhart. And don't miss the accompanying forum, called "If Hillary Wins," compiled by yours truly.

I had an amazing time putting together this forum--and a shout out to everyone who helped (you know who you are)! The assignment was to ask a handful of opinionated women over 40, who themselves have seen plenty of firsts, to muse about how life might change if a woman became the 44th president. I had the chance to commune with incredible women, whose comments appear in the issue, including former potential presidential candidate Pat Schroeder, Jane Swift (former Gov of Mass., now campaigning for John McCain), Eleanor Roosevelt biographer Blanche Wiesen Cook, comedian Margaret Cho, author and philosopher Linda Hirshman, essayist Daphne Merkin, Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway, trade and security expert Seema Gahlaut, and first female White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers. Their cumulative comments are funny, outrageous, poignant, serious, irreverent, and surprising. I hope you'll check it out, and pass it along to friends, regardless of which candidate you support :)

Stay tuned to More's newly relaunched website for fuller responses from these women, and many, many more! I'll post more about that web forum here on GWP very soon....