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Empowerment!

June 1, 2011

Submitted by: Molly When I think of OBOS, I think, Empowerment! OBOS means knowing your body, your personal power, and taking control…

A book of wisdom and self-being

May 29, 2011

By Inna Hudaya Quinn fuller, my beloved American friend, is the first who introduce me to OBOS. She and I started a…

A steady companion in my adolescence…

May 3, 2011

Submitted by: Sarah Whedon I really want to have a great story to tell about how “Our Bodies, Ourselves” provided personal health…

I have only love and admiration for those first brave women

April 30, 2011

Submitted by: Meg Sawicki The first time I saw “Our Bodies, Ourselves” was in 1977 and I was a freshman in college…

I have proudly shared it with many young women…

April 29, 2011

Submitted by: Debbie Ali Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story! I read and re-read…

I remember thinking how pink it looked!

April 27, 2011

Submitted by: Michele Hamilton Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story! I remember reading OBOS…

I didn’t know much about my body…

April 27, 2011

Submitted by: Joanne Accardi-Goldberger Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story! When I was a…

All women should have this book…

April 26, 2011

Submitted by: Cat Grant Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story! I found this book…

So many excellent conversations…

April 26, 2011

Submitted by: Cheryl de Jong-Lambert Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story! The thought of…

Lesbians! Labias! Yeast infections!

April 25, 2011

Submitted by: Nancy Goldstein Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story! I’ve had OBOS on…

I first read OBOS in 1971, my senior year of high school …

April 23, 2011

Submitted by: Harvey Kliman I first read OBOS in 1971, my senior year of high school. Being the oldest of four boys…

My go-to resource for any questions I couldn’t ask out loud

April 22, 2011

Submitted by: Margaret Park Bridges Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story! OBOS was born…

A sex education refresher: “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

April 22, 2011

Submitted by: Kim Comatas Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story! I teach OWL (Our…

Our go-to bible for information

April 21, 2011

Submitted by: Ellen Silver Highfield Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story! I was introduced…

OBOS caused a paradigm shift in my thinking…

April 19, 2011

Submitted by: Sandy Iredale Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story! When I was young…

A mirror is one of my most important medical tools

April 19, 2011

Submitted by: Alice Rothchild Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story! Starting in 1970, I…

I had never heard the word clitoris…

April 19, 2011

Submitted by: Anonymous Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story! I first read OBOS at…

If my vagina could talk…

April 17, 2011

Submitted by: Tania Israel OBOS is the book my older sister gave me that taught me how to honor my body and…

A little girl in the 1970s

March 1, 2011

Submitted by: Caitlin Mercer I feel lucky that I was a little girl in the 1970s.  My mother and her friends had…

A gift from my dad

February 12, 2011

Submitted by: Anna Hensley I received my first copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves when I was 12. At the time, I was…

Raised by OBOS

February 8, 2011

Submitted by: Kyra Zola Norsigian I had the honor of being raised by OBOS—the women, not the book—though the two are inextricably…