Whether we are engaging in social activism and working for social justice for the first time or as a regular practice, we must be prepared for ongoing growth and learning. As something that is often characterized as a “fight,” This work can (necessarily) cause trauma and stress. After all, it involves learning about historical trauma […]
Each year I get to be part of the Amelia Bloomer Project, a committee of librarians that chooses amazing books with significant feminist content. The annual list is meant to inspire and advocate for the equality of people of all sexes and genders through well-written and well-illustrated books for ages birth – 18.
I had a hard time trying to narrow down what to discuss from Chimamanda Adichie’s new book, Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. This was because there were so many profound and wonderful points that Adichie made about how society treats women and feminism. Adichie first rose to prominence via the feminist spectrum after a clip of her Ted Talk was sampled in Beyonce’s 2013 song “***Flawless”.
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World is more than just a how-to guide for feminism. It’s a gathering of voices, experiences and perspectives. It’s an invitation to join the feminist party, and all are welcome!
There were a lot of amazing books recognized last month at the Youth Media Awards during the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Atlanta (poor Falcons). Picture an Academy Awards celebration for books and librarians! Some of the most prestigious literary awards for children and teens are announced during this event to great applause, shouts of […]
On December 13, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio signed a bill banning abortions in Ohio after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest. Several other states are pushing their own 20-week bans, bringing the issue of women’s reproductive rights to the forefront of our political climate. Now is a critical time […]