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Suzanne Braun Levine

Author & First Editor, Ms. Magazine

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Suzanne Braun Levine was the first editor of the iconic and groundbreaking feminist magazine, "Ms." For 17 years Suzanne helped break the silence on many wide-ranging topics never discussed so publicly before - abuse, sexual harassment, body image, etc.
Suzanne Braun Levine was the first editor of "Ms." magazine (1972-1988), and the first woman editor of the prestigious "Columbia Journalism Review".   Suzanne is the author of six books including "Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed Off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook Up Politics Along the Way," with Mary Thom; "Fifty Is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood"; and "You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post-Fifty Posse Is Good for Your Health."   During her time at "Ms.", Suzanne developed and produced the Peabody Award-winning HBO Special "She's Nobody's Baby: American Women in the 20th Century." She also conceived and co-edited "A Decade of Women: A Ms. History of the Seventies in Words and Pictures."   For the 30th Anniversary issue of "Ms." magazine in 2002, Suzanne was the guest Editor-in-Chief of and was honored as a "Ms. Woman of the Year" in 2004.

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