Shirley Chisholm is my shero. Chisholm didn’t take “no stuff,” as they say. Bold, brilliant, and in charge, Chisholm was an elementary school teacher, who lent her skills to fundraising for the Democratic party in Brooklyn. When the Democrats were successful, Chisholm was prepared – she wanted to know what the Democrats were going to do for all the womyn who worked hard to fundraise for the party. When she couldn’t get sufficient action, Chisholm herself ran for congress, and in 1972, she ran for President of the United States. In her powerfully candid autobiography, Unbought and Unbossed, we get a wonderful glimpse into the life of this great tactician and leader.


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