“My own consciousness has been raised in the last couple of years about the key role that residential segregation has played.”
Lifelong women’s health advocate and leader in social justice. Author. Co-founder of Our Bodies Ourselves. Founding member of the Boston Women’s Health Collective. Distinguished Leader of Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R), an organization dedicated to advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research.
Interviewed by Judith Waxman, April 2021
Photo 1.Women and Their Bodies, 1970 – what would become Our Bodies Ourselves in 1971. Photo 2. Founding Members of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, 1976. Back (l-r) Ruth Bell, Judy Norsigian, Vilunya (“Wilma”) Diskin, Jane Pincus; middle (l-r) Pamela Berger, Esther Rome, Joan Ditzion, Norma Swenson, Paula Doress; front (l-r) Wendy Sanford, Nancy Hawley. Courtesy of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard University. Photo 3. Judy Norsigian, speaking at “Northwest Women Now” event, 1985.