THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Dr. Mary Beth Ross
“We are going to make sure our grandchildren have all the equal rights they could possibly discover.”
Educator. Writer. Documentary filmmaker and producer. Founder of The Women’s Writer’s Center (1975-1982) in Cazenovia, NY. Lifelong advocate for women’s and girls’ greater inclusion in education and employment.
Interviewed by Mary Jean Collins, VFA Historian, July 2020
Photo 1. Mary Beth teaching at The Women’s Writer’s Center circa 1975. Photo 2. Mary Beth at Sundance, 2020.
More About Mary Beth:
- Mary Beth Ross website
- Mary Beth’s Documentary, Writing/Riding the Second Wave. The story of the Women’s Writers Center
- Re-installing Kate Millett’s, The Trial of Sylvia Likens, 2010
- Central New York N.O.W. “Unsung Heroine” Trailblazer Award, 1992
- Mary Beth Ross, “The `Bisexual’ World of Jane Austen,” Aphra, VI, 1, Elizabeth Fisher, ed., New York, Winter 1974-5