Aug 02, 2017

Bustle

Wendy Davis Reads This History Of The Civil Rights Movement When She Needs Inspiration To Resist

Former member of the Texas Senate and Deeds Not Words founder Wendy Davis knows a thing or two about resistance. Back in 2013 — long before Donald Trump was a serious contender in the race for the White House — she stood up, literally, for reproductive rights during an 11-hour filibuster that made national headlines and sparked a movement. Davis — and her bright pink running shoes — became instant icons and inspirations to millions of women fighting for access to safe, cost-effective abortions across the country and around the world.