The Great Poetess: The leading 20th century poet of the Punjabi language, Amrita Pritam is considered the Sikh community's unsung heroine. She is the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist, equally loved on both sides of the India-Pakistan border. With a career spanning six decades, Amrita Pritam produced more than 100 books. She represents the rise of Sikh women in the humanities -- writers, artists, filmmakers, and scholars.
"I loved her very much. She was the brave and bold writer I needed to be at a time when I couldn't, but she listened and she was kind and she made suggestions. She led me to the only God that ever responded to me--and to her--and He was in our typewriters."-Tennessee Williams on Anne Sexton/Interview with James Grissom #FolliesofGod
Arianna Huffington, age 24: The photo is a scan from Viva magazine, August 1974, in which she was interviewed about her views on "the women's lib movement." She'd recently published a book, The Female Woman, which the magazine described as follows: "Her concept of the 'female woman' is of a person who combines feminity, intelligence, and independence, but without friction and without self-consciousness..."