Editor’s note: This month, we bring you brief reminders from pros around the world about what or who helped them forward in their careers.

Until I read “The Good Girls Revolt,” I had no idea that, practically yesterday, women weren’t really allowed to write for magazines. I’m so grateful for earlier generations of women journalists who paved the way on legal and political fronts. And I’m thankful for all the women doing beautiful longform work that inspires me today: Katherine Boo, Sheri Fink, Susan Orlean, Rachel Aviv and too many others to name.

Katia Savchuk ~ freelance writer

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