Peggy Reskin - Barefoot Frontrunners: Sex, Women & Power (Corte Madera)

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 4:00pm

The inspiration that moved women toward political and sexual freedom were the front runners; they found their way in the social turbulence and chaos of the 1960s Anti-war, Civil Rights and Women's revolutions. We were barefoot because there was no clear way or agreement about the path to choices that opened our minds and hearts and led us through Reproductive Rights and Civil Rights to our political and social power. There were feminist and political leaders who called out from a distance the ideals of women's rights, but it was each woman's choice to respond or deny the sexual and political revolution in process.

Barefoot Frontrunners: Sex, Women & Power begins with Peggy Reskin's story, "An Intimate Journal of Liberation," representing the response of many women to the life changing break from what we considered our lives to be; to meet the new demands of being free women.

Sex, Women, and Power describes the social and political structure that provided the basis for this evolution. It all began with the recognition of women's desire and gratification, once the reproductive responsibility and rights could be theirs, marriage and family patterns changed.  Corresponding and encouraging in the process were the demands for race, sex and gender equality. Even as it was a social and political phenomena, a new context to be filled, it was personal, as was each woman's story.

Peggy Reskin was born in an Irish Catholic community of Worchester, Massachusettes in circumstances that would lead her ongoing discovery of finding answers to questions not asked, words not spoken, and experiences that begged nevertheless for new answers and new possibilities. Finding the mother she mysteriously lost at age three provided the backdrop for seeing her own history in the context of the sexual revolution and social upheaval of the 1970's. Women and men were called to terms with new roles and identities through the sexual liberation and the new consciousness inspired by the anti-war and civil rights movements. 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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ISBN: 9781457549922
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Published: Dog Ear Publishing - January 16th, 2017

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