The VFA Pioneer Histories Project

Who Are We? We WERE Those Women

View the stories here.

The VFA Pioneer Histories Project is capturing the first-person stories of activists who impacted all areas of American life and society. That’s where you come in.

If you were a Second Wave activist or if you know someone who made a difference, we need those stories. Here are some easy options:

  • Ask someone to interview you. If you know another activist, interview each other. You can use a smart phone or iPad or audio recorder.
  • If you already have a recording of your own story, we would like to have a copy of that interview to add to our project. Email us that information.

If you know of other Second Wave feminists whose story has not been told, please provide the name, contact information and a few sentences about the person to 

VFA Pioneer Histories Project Supporting Documents

This is an incredibly important project, and we need your participation. Only those of us who were active in the movement can tell our own stories. It’s more important than ever that we record and collect our stories now.

Thanks much for your willingness to participate.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact one of the VFA Pioneer Histories Project Co-Chairs:

Mary Jean Collins,

Kathy Rand,