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Alida Brill

Alida Brill

Alida Brill is a feminist writer and advocate for women and girls. Her latest book is Dancing at the River’s Edge: A Patient and Her Doctor Negotiate a Life With Chronic Illness, a dual memoir, written in collaboration with her physician Dr. Michael D. Lockshin. She is the author of Nobody’s Business: The Paradoxes of Privacy (1990); and co-author of the landmark book, Dimensions of Tolerance: What Americans Believe About Civil Liberties (1983). She is the editor of A Rising Public Voice: Women in Politics Worldwide (1995). Her writing appears in popular and professional periodicals and journals and on webzines. She has been a featured speaker at a variety of conferences for more than twenty-five years, and a guest lecturer at many universities and colleges in the Unites States and abroad. A frequent contributor to anthologies, her longer essays and monographs include: “Tomorrowland at 40: Lakewood, California,” in Rethinking Los Angeles (1996); “From the Shards,” in To Mend the World: Women Reflect on 9/11 (2002). A WMC Progressive Women’s Voices alumnae, she blogs at From This Terrace (www.fromthisterrace.com).

Alida Brill is a WMC SheSource expert on Health, Politics and Social Justice.


Featured Columns

Women and Work—A Tapestry of Our Lives

Women and Work—A Tapestry of Our Lives

April 8, 2011

This week the labor movement honored Dr. Martin Luther King, who died on April 4 defending workers in Memphis, with a National Day of Action for Worker's Rights. Here writer and WMC Progressive Women's Voices alumna Alida Brill reflects on our history. More »

On Dr. Tiller’s Death

June 3, 2009

When right-wing commentators and talk-show guests characterize such good and compassionate men as criminals and worse, can we be surprised at the outcome? The author argues that, to honor George Tiller, we must insist on a public debate that reflects reality and the rule of law. More »

My Mother, Hillary, and a Banner Day

My Mother, Hillary, and a Banner Day

March 31, 2008

Lessons From a Congress Rushing to Recess

August 8, 2007

My Subversive Barbie

March 9, 2007

Betty Friedan, Map-Maker

February 4, 2006