Pantsuit Nation

Pantsuit Nation

by Libby Chamberlain (Editor)


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An inspiring collection of stories and photographs that capture what it means to live, work, love, and resist in America—from the Facebook group with millions of engaged and impassioned members.

In October 2016, Maine resident Libby Chamberlain created a “secret” Facebook group encouraging a handful of friends to wear pantsuits to the polls. Overnight, the group of thirty exploded to 24,000 members. By November 8, the group was three million strong. Since Pantsuit Nation’s inception, its members have shared personal stories that illustrate the complexities of living in a vibrant, oftentimes contentious democracy. Members turn to Pantsuit Nation as a place of refuge and inspiration, where marginalized voices are amplified, faces are put to political decisions, resources are shared, and activism is ignited. It is a dynamic, diverse community united by an unwavering commitment to building a more just, inclusive world.

Now, hundreds of Pantsuit Nation members have contributed their stories and photographs to form this extraordinary book. An indelible testament to the idea that change comes first from the heart, and that the surest way to move a heart is to tell a story, Pantsuit Nation is a portrait of a moment in history and a rallying cry for our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250153326
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,054,191
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Libby Chamberlain started Pantsuit Nation during one of the most contentious and heated elections in history. What began as a small, secret Facebook group uniting supporters of Hillary Clinton exploded to 3 million members in the short weeks around Election Day, 2016. Chamberlain manages this group, which now works to harness the power of collective storytelling in celebration of the voices of those who have historically been underrepresented or excluded. Chamberlain lives in coastal Maine with her husband and two young children.

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Pantsuit Nation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mondenkind More than 1 year ago
This book takes you back to the raw energy (that was largely underreported by the media) of American feminists on the verge of electing the first woman President, and then very artfully spends the second half of the book exploring what comes next given the very real concerns that marginalized communities especially had. The tapestry is rich, and the lead up to the woman's march engages the conversation on the need for a more personal approach to intersectional feminism to emerge in 2017 head on. That focus is clear in the selection of stories, which focus heavily on the voices of people in marginalized communities. There are stories here that can be shared with elderly relatives who are worried about what they see on the news, but can't quite keep focus to read. Short, engaging, hopeful stories about people young and old using this loss to fuel their fire and change the world. A lot of moms are reading this after Mother's Day. Hopefully, the rest of the family will be, too. Good for: politicians, sociologists, and anyone who wants to see a broad view of what the demographics that feel impacted by this election look like.
Kimmaline More than 1 year ago
and continue to whisper about "those Muslim's" when you think no one can hear you. Read what Talamieka has to say, and tell me that it should be #alllivesmatter; that #blacklivesmatter isn't deserving of its own hashtag. Read what Rajib had to say to his newborn daughter, and tell me that you don't feel flooded with hope for the future.