Mary Thom, the former editor of Ms. magazine, died on Friday in a motorcycle crash in Yonkers, the Associated Press reported. She was 68.
The avid motorcyclist was riding her 1996 Honda Magna 750 on Friday evening when she crashed on the Saw Mill River Parkway, her nephew Thom Loubet told the newswire.
Thom lived for decades in New York City and served as an editor for Ms. for nearly 20 years before leaving the feminist magazine in 1992.
She worked on the glossy, which began as an insert in New York magazine, into a feminist powerhouse read in the 1970s, but struggled to leverage commercial success with its ideological voice.
Since leaving the magazine, Thom has served as editor-in-chief of the Women’s Media Center’s features department, publishing reports and op-eds from contributors around the world.
For more details read the full AP report here.