Selected Works By & About OBOS Founders
Wendy Sanford on the Bubble and Squeak podcast
Bubble and Squeak podcast
OBOS co-founder Wendy Sanford talks about the history of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” and inclusion, and the strengths and limitations of the book’s use of “we” to include all women.
Wendy Sanford with Brian Corr, These Walls Between Us
Porter Square Books
OBOS co-founder Wendy Sanford discusses her powerful new memoir, “These Walls Between Us.”
Joan Ditzion of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” Fame Says ‘We Can All Be Aging Activists’
By Liz Seegert
OBOS co-founder Joan Ditzion talks about how ageism and sexism shape our lives, and the need for ongoing activism.
The VFA Pioneer Histories Project: Judy Norsigian
by Judith Waxman, Veteran Feminists of America
OBOS co-founder Judy Norsigian talks about her childhood, her growing awareness and activism and her involvement with Our Bodies Ourselves.
Our Bodies, Ourselves: The Story of a Radical Book about Women’s Health and Sexuality
A BBC “Witness History” interview with OBOS co-founder Joan Ditzion, who talks about the early history of Our Bodies Ourselves.
Joan Ditzion on Aging with Purpose, Passion and Power
by Debbie Gallant
A 2017 interview with OBOS co-founder Joan Ditzion that explores aging and ageism and why aging in our society is harder for women than men.
The Travels of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”
by Jane Pincus
In this article, published in 2005 in the New England Journal of Public Policy, co-founder Jane Pincus tells the story of how Our Bodies Ourselves came into being and explores the challenges faced by women around the world who translated or adapted the book into their own languages.
Recommended Books and Films About Childbearing and A History and Critique of Childbearing Books
by Jane Pincus
A series of book reviews from 1998 – 2010 that explore the history of pregnancy and birth and examine what woman-centered ideology and care truly looks like.
“Our Bodies, Ourselves”: Liberating Minds and Bodies
by Chelsea Whittaker
A 2004 interview with Jane Pincus by Chelsea Whittaker that explores the early rise of the women’s liberation movement.
BWHBC and “Our Bodies, Ourselves”: A Brief History and Reflection
by Judy Norsigian, Vilunya Diskin, Paula Doress-Worters, Jane Pincus, Wendy Sanford, and Norma Swenson
Originally published in the Winter 1999 edition of Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association, this article offers a history of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” and the early Boston Women’s Health Book Collective.
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