Jun 13, 2016

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Wendy Davis On Activism, Equality, And What It Would Mean To See A Woman In The Oval Office

There’s no denying that Wendy Davis’s confidence, courage, and devotion to feminist ideals has been an inspiration to countless young women across the nation. Now, the ridiculously badass Texas senator is taking her influence a step further: Davis—who once performed an 11 hour filibuster to prevent a bill restricting women’s access to abortion—just launched Deeds Not Words, a project devoted entirely to getting young women actively involved with issues of gender equality.

I talked to Davis about the goals of her new organization, why it’s so important that women gain more political representation, and what a huge effing deal it is to see a woman so close to the presidency.