(CNN)Here's a look at the life of writer and activist Gloria Steinem.
Birth date: March 25, 1934
Birth place: Toledo, Ohio
Birth name: Gloria Marie Steinem
Father: Leo Steinem, an antique dealer
Mother: Ruth (Nuneviller) Steinem
Marriage: David Bale (2000-2003, his death)
Education: Smith College, B.A., 1956
Steinem's grandmother, Pauline Perlmutter Steinem, was the president of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association.
1956-1958 - Lives in India on a Chester Bowles Fellowship.
1960 - Moves to New York City and begins working at Help! magazine.
1963 - Works undercover as a "Bunny" at the Playboy Club in New York and then writes an expose about the poor pay and working conditions.
1968 - Begins writing the column, "The City Politic," for New York magazine.
1971 - Co-founds the National Women's Political Caucus, which works to increase the number of women in the political field.
1983 - Steinem's collection of essays, "Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions," is published.
1992 - Steinem's book, "Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem," is published.
1993 - Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.
2005 - Co-founds the Women's Media Center.
2006 - Steinem's book, "Doing Sixty & Seventy," is published.
2011 - The HBO documentary, "Gloria: In Her Own Words," airs.