Dusty, Jean and I just got back from a month-long vacation in Oregon. As I returned to work on her biography today I discovered that Makers featured Dusty on Facebook and Twitter as one of their “Bold and Untold” women who changed history. This has invigorated me to continue looking for the right literary agent to represent me. I’m looking for someone who understands that her accomplishments are relevant and inspiring to today’s women looking for a shining example of how to fight for their workplace rights and why unions can be supportive and helpful to do so. Her story clearly isn’t “untold” but needs repeating. Whenever and wherever I travel to talk about her, I am always greeted, especially by younger women, with comments like “why haven’t we heard about this before?” That’s because someone out there needs to help us publish her story and shout it out loud and clear. Her story is a part of women’s history. It simply needs to be told again and documented so it is never forgotten and her historic struggles will never need to be repeated by other women today or in the future. Check out the video that Makers posted:
Weigh-ins. No-marriage policies. And by age 32, you were out of a job. Dusty Roads knew someone had to take a stand up against sexism among flight attendants—so she caused some turbulence and landed in history books.
Posted by Bold & Untold by MAKERS on Wednesday, August 8, 2018