This internal struggle has been swirling around in my mind before and as I begin to try and accomplish that exact thing. Gloria Steinem is a woman worth much more digital coverage than the fact she has mastered a defined look and style.
I have always been a little emotionally detached from the women’s rights movement and I blame it on the fact that sometimes I think it’s hard to truly try and connect with history. To me learning about the past through a text book is like seeing the old world through rose colored glasses—a little fuzzy.
Recently having watched the HBO documentary about Gloria Steinem and the women’s right movement, to revisit the issue as a more mature person carries more weight to me today. I can more accurately envision what was and how activists like Gloria Steinem have done so much, and sadly, what we all still have left to do.
I feel compelled to talk about Gloria Steinem’s style because ultimately I admire her. I admire her work, I admire her mission, I admire her over sized glasses and big belts and streaked hair.
I admire how her iconic look has become a symbol of the pursuit of human equality.
So to me when I look at Gloria Steinem as a ‘style icon’, in that way it could never be degrading. Her style is unassuming, it’s comfortable and it’s everything this country needs.