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Amy Richards

Organizational Affiliation

Collective Power for Reproductive Justice


Board Member


Amy Richards is a writer, producer and organizer. Amy produced the Emmy nominated series WOMAN for Viceland and curated a series of talks to accompany Annie Leibovitz’s traveling exhibit WOMEN. She is also the president of Soapbox, Inc., the foremost feminist lecture agency, and the affiliated Soapbox Foundation, creators of Feminist Camp. Amy consults to many organizations and initiatives, including being a consulting producer on the HBO documentary Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words and an advisor to the PBS documentary on the women’s movement in America, MAKERS: Women Making America. Amy co-founded and spent several years leading the Third Wave Foundation, a national organization for young feminist activists between the ages of 15 and 30, which continues today as the Third Wave Fund. Amy is most popularly known as the author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future and as the voice behind Ask Amy, the online advice column at She is also the author of Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself, about feminism and motherhood, the co-author of Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism, and the editor of I Still Believe Anita Hill and We Are MAKERS: Real Women and Girls Shaping Our World.