Histories of the Present

Daring to Hope: Sheila Rowbotham and 1970s women’s liberation

Sheila Rowbotham’s new memoir Daring to Hope chronicles her life in the Seventies, as a pioneering socialist feminist writer, historian, and activist. In conversation with Marybeth Hamilton, she discusses the political challenges of feminist activism and the intimate challenges of navigating a life devoted to transformation, in which the personal was understood to be political.