Who is Grace Lee Boggs?

Born to poor Chinese parents, Boggs was and remained one of the most brilliant feminist activists of the last century. She penned five books, including an autobiography and Women and the Movement to Build a New America, and was the star of the 2013 documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. After studying philosophy in college, Boggs chose to dedicate her life to fighting for the rights of minorities and women, a journey she outlined in her autobiography, Living for Change.

“Women’s leadership in the public sphere didn’t come from the White House or from CEOs. It came only after millions of women came together in small consciousness-raising groups to share stories of our 'second sex' lives.”

Grace Lee Boggs. Courtesy of Chicken & Egg Pictures.

Source(s): Excerpts from Chicken & Egg Pictures ; Bustle