Saturday 30th September 2017



Thank You Shelia Michaels

In the late 1960’s when I began my journey to become a professional woman, I did not want to me Miss Morris, with its spinsterish overtones. And I wasn’t married so Mrs. wasn’t a choice. I chose Ms, the newly created title for women who didn’t belong to any man, either father or husband.
When I did marry in 1974, I maintained my status as Ms. Thanks to the liberated man I married, I kept my surname as well. Throughout my career as a teacher, and now as a writer; through two marriages, I have remained Ms Morris.
So to Shelia Michaels, who first coined the title “Ms”, I say thank you. Ms Michaels died recently but her legacy lives on in all the women now who are known by her created title.


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