Foreword Reviews

Marie Equi

Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions

2015 INDIES Winner
Gold, LGBT (Adult Nonfiction)

One of the first practicing woman physicians in the Pacific Northwest, Marie Equi leveraged her professional status to fight for woman suffrage, labor rights, and reproductive freedom. She mounted soapboxes, fought with police, and spent a night in jail with birth control advocate Margaret Sanger. She protested the U.S. entry into World War I, leading to a conviction for sedition. Breaking boundaries in all facets of life, she became the first well-known lesbian in Oregon.