Ophira Edut is the editor of the anthology Adios, Barbie: Young Women Write About Body Image and Identity (Seal Press, 1998), and its updated edition Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image (Hachette, 2004). Her passion for intersectional women’s issues began in 1992, when she co-founded the first national multicultural women’s magazine, HUES (Hear Us Emerging Sisters). Ophira worked with Gloria Steinem as an editor at Ms. Magazine from 1998-99 and was a founding board member and designer of the website Feminist.com.
Ophira’s passion for self-acceptance and connecting people across so-called differences led her to an unlikely additional career path: astrology! In 2002, she and her twin sister Tali founded Astrostyle, reaching 20 million people a month with their empowering horoscopes. Writing as The AstroTwins, they’ve published 20 books and counting and are the official astrologers for ELLE.
Ophira lives in New York and is the mom of two girls: Cybele (born in 2010) and stepdaughter Clementine (born in 1999, the same year as the AdiosBarbie site!).