In many ways, the women’s movement of the 1970's was a Do-It-Yourself endeavor. If you and your friends could formulate a plan, get other women behind it, and scrape together the resources, you could run with your idea. Things as diverse as a national feminist conference or a weekend planning retreat happened that way. Community builders created workshops on feminist history, auto repair and self-defense. Communicators started newspapers to showcase women’s stories, essays and art. Second-wave feminism was intentionally empowering, creative and leaderless: the essence of DIY.