Some years ago in Florence I had the honor of meeting a woman who hardly requires an introduction, a role model for the wider world: Madame Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and a graduate of Columbia Law School, she was the second woman to be appointed as a United States Supreme Court Justice (by President Bill Clinton in 1993). Justice Ginsburg has fought insistently in the United States’ highest court to achieve gender equality, advocating for women’s rights and for a shift away from separating and societally dictating the spheres of men and women. I conducted an email interview with Justice Ginsburg in light of her recent participation in the L’eredità delle Donne Festival in Florence, to which she contributed a video message; her continued connection to our city after a 2016 visit to the NYU Florence campus with then-U.S. Ambassador to Italy John Phillips; her recent documentary RBG and forthcoming biopic On the Basis of Sex, to be distributed by Videa in Italy; and the mobilisation of US absentee voters in Florence as the mid-term elections take place.