“My mother was reading Simone de Beauvoir when I was a little girl. So, certainly I’m a feminist.”
Donna Kaz’s Un/Masked: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour chronicles the birth of a feminist.
“I decided to go for it because it defines who I am. I am Black, am lesbian and am a feminist and this is my press.”
“It’s not an influence–it’s the groundwater that nourishes every idea I have. Because without feminism, I do not exist.”
“Most of my main characters do eventually choose to make a stand or follow their consciences. I guess at heart I’m an optimist. I believe that we can all make the jump.”
With so many feminist bookstores shutting their doors, it might seem unlikely that a new one would suddenly open them. But that’s exactly what happened when Troll Hole set up shop this April in Brooklyn.
This week, Lyn Mikel Brown’s Powered By Girl hits shelves. It’s a book about how adults can help girls organize for social and political change. It’s also a book about us.
Blending personal stories with feminist critique, Valenti’s work has the reader nodding their head and laughing, shocked and yet comforted by the recognition and depiction of the difficulty of growing up female in a world that hasn’t quite accepted the power and worth of women.
Remembering and honoring Adrienne Rich’s journey is simultaneously a means of recovering and engaging with our recent feminist past.
With new and delightfully surprising film adaptations like “Love and Friendship” and the unwavering idiosyncrasies of human nature, Austen shows no sign of slowing down in popularity or reach.