Amy Richards

Amy Richards is most popularly known as the author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future (co-authored with Jennifer Baumgardner and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2000 with an anniversary and updated edition published in 2010) and as the voice behind Ask Amy, the online advice column she has run at since 1995. Amy is also the author of Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself, about feminism and motherhood, and the co-author of Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism. Amy's writings have appeared in The Nation, LA Times, Bust, Ms. and numerous anthologies, including Listen Up, Body Outlaws, and Catching A Wave—where she has tacked issues ranging from plastic surgery to abortion politics. In addition to her writing and consulting, Amy spends most of her days running the foremost feminist lecture agency, Soapbox Inc: Speakers Who Speak Out.

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