She upended the clubby male landscape of British publishing, and expanded the literary canon, reintroducing works by forgotten women authors.
She traveled the world, hosted a TV show in the Philippines, married a dictator (out of patriotism, she said) and, among other things, opened a cooking school in Italy.
After a well-documented childhood as the daughter of Margaret Mead, she earned her own renown with a book on women’s lives that became a touchstone to feminists.
Chernin was a feminist author and counselor who wrote with compassion about female body dysmorphia and its cultural causes, as well as her own upbringing as the daughter of a fiery Communist organizer jailed for her beliefs.
In 1956, Lila Fenwick was the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law, and she went on to become a human rights official at the United Nations, a lawyer in private practice and a benefactor. She also was a major supporter of sickle cell research. S\And she was a victim of the coronavirus.
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