Elizabeth Bolton

Elizabeth Bolton

Liz Bolton is a former associate director the AAUW Art and Editorial department, where she oversaw printed and online materials. She is a self-appointed office fitness guru, and she spends her free time upholding that reputation by training for marathons and doing push-ups.

Work by Elizabeth Bolton

A movie poster for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" shows Katniss drawing a bow.

Latest “Hunger Games” Is Awesome. There, I Said It.

Why is it important that there’s a second movie? Because the second movie is freaking awesome. Plus, it’s important that Hollywood welcomes and heavily promotes a strong female protagonist, and even more important that the public shows up in droves. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 22, 2013

The Shocking Scope of Human Trafficking

The stories of trafficking are so compelling often because they are so shocking, grim reminders of the horrors lurking behind the American dream. Although the United States proudly calls itself the home of the free, at least 100,000 children are engaged in the sex trade here each year. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 15, 2013

The Grace and Grit of Lilly Ledbetter

When Lilly Ledbetter sat next to me at the AAUW National Convention last June, I almost burst into tears. Somehow I managed to hold it together, reattach the lower portion […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   April 16, 2012

Happy Hunger Games

The reasons to love The Hunger Games  and the fact that it is a cultural phenomenon, worthy of record-breaking midnight showings, are many. For starters, Katniss Everdeen is one of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 23, 2012

Women Still Make Only 77 Cents

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released figures that show that the wage gap remained unchanged last year. According to numbers released this morning, women still make 77 cents, on average, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   6 Comments   |   September 16, 2010

In Good Health

May 10–16 is National Women’s Health Week, which means that now, today, is the perfect time for you to follow through on one or two of those healthy living resolutions […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   May 11, 2009

Women and Music

There are other, more qualified music experts in my family, but as a music enthusiast (some might say snob), I volunteered to write about women in music. In my opinion, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   7 Comments   |   March 19, 2009

D.C. Loves Lines

Just 24 hours after many D.C.-area residents waited in long lines to votes, they were at it again. When copies of the Washington Post sold out by 11 a.m., the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 06, 2008

Open Thread: Should AAUW Endorse Sarah Palin?

Since we asked the same question about Hillary Clinton, we couldn’t help but ask the same about the first female Republican nominee for vice president of the United States. We […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   60 Comments   |   September 03, 2008

On Your Mark …

When I was 10, I watched Gail Devers win the gold in the women’s 100m sprint and thought I’d like to run. Track has always been my favorite Olympic sport, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 07, 2008