Barbara Seaman and Laura Eldridge

An author, women's health activist, and energizing influence on hundreds of younger writers and organizers for nearly half a century, the legendary BARBARA SEAMAN (1935-2008) persistently challenged the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies by exposing their drive for profit at the expense of women. After her first three books, the New York Times wrote that she had "triggered a revolution, fostering a willingness among women to take issues of health into their own hands." As Barbara Ehrenreich wrote about the publication of her first book, The Doctors' Case Against the Pill (1969): "For many of us, women's liberation began at that moment." Seaman was a founding advisory board member of and key advisor to Seven Stories Press.

LAURA ELDRIDGE is a women’s health writer and activist living in Brooklyn, New York, and is the author of In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women (Seven Stories Press, 2010).