2014 Bombeck Workshop faculty: Suzanne Braun Levine
Suzanne Braun Levine is a writer, editor and authority on women, families, media and changing gender roles. She was the first editor of Ms. magazine and the first woman editor of Columbia Journalism Review. She reports on the changes in women’s lives in her books, on her website, television, radio and as a blogger for AARP, Huff/Post 50, Next Avenue, Feminist.com and as contributing editor at More magazine. Her most recent e-book is You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post-Fifty Posse is Good for Your Health, which continues her conversations with women in “second adulthood,” the new stage of life she celebrated in her popular books: Inventing the Rest of Our Lives, Fifty Is the New Fifty and How We Love Now. With Mary Thom, she co-authored an acclaimed oral history of New York Congresswoman Bella Abzug. Ms. Levine also has written about how men are changing the role of fatherhood in Father Courage: What Happens When Men Put Family First. While at Ms. she developed the Peabody Award-winning HBO special, She’s Nobody’s Baby: American Women in the 20th Century and edited the book based on the documentary. She was editor-in-chief of the 30th anniversary issue of Ms. and was honored as a Ms. Woman of the Year in 2004. She serves on several boards, including those at Encore.org, Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication, Women’s Media Center and The Transition Network.