Wonder Women of the Week: Margaret Fuller

Name: Margaret Fuller

Life: May 23, 1810 - July 19, 1850

Occupation: Teacher, Journalist, Author

Super Power: Breaker of Gender Barriers

Frequently breaking gender barriers, Margaret Fuller took roles rarely allowed for women including becoming the New York Tribune’s first female editor. As an early feminist and advocate for women’s rights, Fuller pushed for providing equal educational rights with the belief that they would lead to equal political rights as well.

She is best known for her book Woman in the Nineteenth Century which investigated the role of women in society and is considered the first major feminist work in the United States. Her advocacy and writings had a profound impact on the women of her time and have empowered generations to continue the fight for women’s rights.