Glass ceiling smasher and equal rights icon Gloria Steinem is deeply influenced by the Black Lives Matter movement. The world’s most famous feminist says she tries to carry the movement’s guidelines with her wherever she goes. Steinem’s sympathies with Black Lives Matter make sense for a bunch of reasons, not least because it was founded by three women — Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. But more significantly Steinem sees in Black Lives Matter a fight much like the one she’s been fighting all her life: the fight for equality everywhere. And Steinem honors the principles that Black Lives Matter, as an organization, espouses.
Asked in a recent interview what she thinks of the Black Lives Matter movement, Steinem replied:
“I think it’s very important. It was founded by three young black women: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. I especially try to carry with me wherever I go their organizing guidelines. 1. Lead with love. 2. Low ego, high impact. 3. Move with the speed of trust. The whole country should be grateful for this movement.”