So, now that we are on our way to having body autonomy in Ireland the fire has been lit. There is so much to know and learn about the feminist movement across the world and as everyone knows the best way to learn and broaden the mind is through reading.
Here are 5 books to inspire and to give you more knowledge.
Emma Gray wrote this book to be a guide for self-care and activism in Trump’s America. This provides background information on key issues so you can be informed and decide where you stand on certain issues. There’s a guide for navigating the world of “fake news” and making sure you’re getting quality information. Theres also helpful and practical advice on how you can get involved with organisations that help and support. We love how approachable each topic is and how the book is laid out with colourful illustrations.
Scribble Yourself Feminist is such a fun book. It’s full of quizzes and pages to colour in, lots of inspirational quotes and stories; plus it really gets you thinking about what your thoughts and opinions are on feminist and genre issues in a non-intimidating way. We wish we could show you every single page in this book because it’s just so beautiful. If you’re looking to broaden your mind, this is the one for you to start with!
“I didn’t know I was a feminist until I was fifteen. I didn’t know I was a feminist because I didn’t know I needed to be, and I also didn’t think I would still be allowed to wear make-up if I became one”. – Scarlett Curtis.
We mentioned this one before and we’re so excited that it has finally been released. The book is a collection of personal essays from various writers on diverse topics. The book was curated by Scarlett Curtis, who is our absolute hero here at missy.ie. Scarlett is a passionate activist and co-founder of The Pink Protest. This is a brilliant book full of great advice and inspiration. Contributors to the book include Evanna Lynch, Jameela Jamil, Keira Knightley, Tanya Burr, Kat Dennings, Saoirse Ronan and Zoella to name but a few.
Royalties of each copy sold will go to Girl Up, an initiative hosted by the United Nations Foundation.
This is the perfect pick-me-up and a book to really inspire. Each double page has beautiful illustration and quote from an inspiring women in history and a short biography of each women on the other page. With beauty words of wisdom from Iris Apfel, to Oprah, Michelle Obama and Emily Dickenson to name but a few. This is such a beautiful book and something you’ll have for years. The temptation to cut all the portraits is real, but we just couldn’t do that to a book!
Together We Rise – The Women’s March Behind The Scenes At The Protest Heard Around The World -The Women’s March Organisers and Conde Nast
On January 21, 2017, three million people boarded buses, Sharpie’d signs, and took to the streets as part of the largest protest in American history. Marchers from eighty-two countries and all seven continents rose in solidarity to share a common message: Hear our voice. This is the definitive history of the Women’s March, a front-row seat to the genesis, planning, and execution of one of history’s most galvanizing movements, and a look at how women are moving forward.
This is a beautiful coffee table style book that’s perfect to dip in and out of and something history lovers will adore.