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Feminist Book Fortnight: Can We All Be Feminists?
May 9, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00£5
Join us for a discussion of contemporary feminisms and intersectionality featuring Eishar Kaur and Wei Ming Kam, contributors to CAN WE ALL BE FEMINISTS? (Virago, 2018). Chairing the discussion will be Virago's Sarah Savitt.
Why is it difficult for so many women to fully identify with the word "feminist"? How do our personal histories and identities affect our relationship to feminism? Why is intersectionality so important? Can a feminist movement that doesn't take other identities like race, religion, or socioeconomic class into account even be considered feminism? How can we make feminism more inclusive?
In CAN WE ALL BE FEMINISTS?, seventeen established and emerging writers from diverse backgrounds wrestle with these questions, exploring what feminism means to them in the context of their other identities-from a hijab-wearing Muslim to a disability rights activist to a body-positive performance artist to a transgender journalist. Edited by the brilliant, galvanizing, and dazzlingly precocious nineteen-year-old feminist activist and writer June Eric-Udorie, this impassioned, thought-provoking collection showcases the marginalized women whose voices are so often drowned out and offers a vision for a new, comprehensive feminism that is truly for all.
Eishar Kaur is a twenty-five-year-old Londoner working in children’s publishing by day, and writing by night.
Wei Ming Kam has written for the bestselling essay collection THE GOOD IMMIGRANT (Unbound, 2016), the graphic novel anthology WE SHALL FIGHT UNTIL WE WIN (BHP Comics, 2018), Media Diversified and gal-dem. She works in publishing and is the co-founder of BAME In Publishing, a network for people of colour who work in publishing in the UK, and Pride in Publishing, a network for queer people who work in publishing in the UK.
Sarah Savitt is Deputy Publisher at Virago and previously worked at Headline, Faber and David Godwin Associates. Authors she has published include Kate Hamer, Louise Doughty, Sara Pascoe, Karen Rose, and Hanif Kureishi.