A Look What She Did! video with Jan Oxenberg on activist Carol Downer.
Jan Oxenberg tells us about activist Carol Downer and the early days of the Feminist Women’s Health Center. Housewife and mother of six, Carol was radicalized when she endured a dangerous, illegal abortion, spurring her to fight for women’s rights in daring and original ways. Currently an immigration lawyer in Los Angeles, Carol’s commitment and never-say-die attitude are as inspiring and necessary as ever. Listen to writer and raconteur Jan Oxenberg on this seminal figure in the struggle for female equality; a woman who continues to agitate for equal rights for all to this day.
“5,000 women a year died from illegal abortions”
With our backyard video project, Look What She Did!, we are creating an ongoing archive of short videos celebrating crazy-great women as told to us by… crazy-great women. See more videos posted on our YouTube channel and our Facebook page and our soon-to-be launched website. All of us working on this project are having a blast and are fired up about sharing these inspiring stories with you.