Colorful, charismatic, magnetic, brilliant are just a few of the words used to describe Ivy Bottini, a woman who was at the forefront of the NOW movement and the second wave of feminism. She helped found the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women and in 1969 designed the NOW logo that is still used today. She then moved to Los Angeles and became an activist for many LGBT causes.
This is Ivy’s story, in her own words. A story of personal transformation, courage, activism, love and sacrifice, that is also inspirational and educational. It’s also an insider’s view and a model for activism from a leader in two of the most important liberation movements of the past half century—women’s liberation and gay and lesbian liberation. Along the way, her words bring to life the changes in attitudes toward and in the lives of women and gays and lesbians over the past fifty years.