My guest today grew up in an upper-middle-class white suburban family in Princeton, New Jersey. During the socially turbulent time of the 1970s, she became a feminist, a lesbian, and a Quaker. A founding member of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, she co-authored and edited many versions of Our Bodies, Ourselves, the women’s health and sexuality classic. In her fifties, she began to reckon with her own white skin and the benefits that came to her through being white. Wendy wrote These Walls Between Us: A Memoir of Friendship Across Race and Class, to honor the long friendship between Mary Norman and herself, and to trace for readers the work and learning that helped her to become a more dependable friend. Wendy and Polly Attwood, her spouse of forty-two years, are members of Friends Meeting at Cambridge in MA. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Wendy Sanford.

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