We need a complete shift, a total overhaul of how we think of women and girls and their place in the world. . . . Her Own Accord reminds us that our presence is an act of resistance; our stories are movements within themselves.

—K. Sujata
Introduction to Her Own Accord
President and CEO
Chicago Foundation for Women

Why are so many more women silenced than men? Why, when women do write (one out of four or five works published) is so little of their writing known, taught, accorded recognition?

From “One Out of Twelve: Writers Who Are Women in Our Century” by Tillie Olsen, reprinted in Her Own Accord