OBOS Founders

Our Bodies Ourselves Founders, circa 1975

Our Bodies Ourselves founders, circa 1975. Back row (L-R): Wendy Sanford, Paula Doress-Worters, Joan Ditzion, Judy Norsigian, Jane Pincus, Norma Swenson, Nancy Miriam Hawley; seated in front row: Pamela Berger, Ruth Bell Alexander, Vilunya Diskin, Esther Rome. / Photo: Phyllis Ewen

The original founders met at a women’s liberation conference in 1969 and put together the first newsprint edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves.” The founders group also includes several women who started the nonprofit organization (organizational founders) and three staff members who carried out the program work of Our Bodies Ourselves for many years (programmatic founders). Learn more.

Some of the Our Bodies Ourselves founders, Fall 2017

Front row (L-R): Norma Swenson, Pamela Berger, Ruth Bell Alexander, Jane Pincus, Miriam Hawley; back row: Sally Whelan, Elizabeth MacMahon-Herrera, Vilunya Diskin, Joan Ditzion, Judy Norsigian, Wendy Sanford, Paula Doress-Worters / Photo: Jerry Speier for the Brooklyn Museum