“Friendships with women have been a really important piece of who I am and how I navigate the world.”
Long-time reproductive rights activist and author. Received her PhD in philosophy from Brown University. Professor of philosophy and faculty director of the Hampshire College Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program, a program for education and activism about reproductive health, rights and justice. In 2010-2011, she was Interim President of Hampshire College. Women’s Union in Rhode Island Abortion Access Coalition. Founding president and served for 21 years on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds. Edited From Abortion Rights to Reproductive Freedom: Transforming A Movement and co-authored, with Jael Silliman, Loretta Ross and Elena Gutiérrez, Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice. Founding president and board member of the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts. Works on abortion advocacy internationally with the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights.
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, October 2021
Photo 1. Marlene Gerber Fried. Photo 2. National Network of Abortion Funds – The Marlene Gerber Fried Award logo.