The voice and words of Judy Rebick are well known to rabble readers and listeners. Judy was one of the co-founders of rabble in 2001 and she continues to be a good friend and mentor to rabble these 17 years later.

In her new memoir Heroes in my Head, she recounts many of the political battles that she has waged over the years for women’s rights, a just and progressive society, and her involvement in the struggle to change Canada’s abortion laws.

And her new book shows another dimension in Judy’s life. It is truly a stunning example of the phrase “the personal is political.” She reveals as aspect to her life that few people have known until now.

She talks to Victoria Fenner, executive producer of rabble podcasts.

Bio: Judy Rebick is a well-known social justice and feminist activist, writer, journalist, educator, and speaker. She is the author of Transforming Power: From the Personal to the PoliticalOccupy This!Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist RevolutionImagine Democracy. 

She is the former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Canada’s largest women’s group, and was the first CAW Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University. During the 1990s, she was the host of two national TV show on CBC Newsworld and is a frequent commentator on CBC Radio and Television. In the 1980s, she was a well-known spokesperson for the pro-choice movement during the fight to legalize abortion. She lives in Toronto.

Founding publisher of, Canada’s popular independent online news and discussion site  You can read her blog here.

Image: Judy Rebick, photo by Kim Elliott.

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