From the Women's Marches to the MeToo movement, it is clear that feminist activism is still alive and well in the twenty-first century. But how does a new generation of activists understand the work of the movement today? How are their strategies and goals unfolding? What worries feminist leaders most, and what are their hopes for the future? In Speaking of Feminism, Rachel F. Seidman presents insights from twenty-five feminist activists from around the United States, ranging in age from twenty to fifty. Allowing their voices to take center stage through the use of in-depth oral history interviews, Seidman places their narratives in historical context and argues that they help explain how recent new forms of activism developed and flourished so quickly. These individuals' compelling life stories reveal their hard work to build flexible networks, bridge past and present, and forge global connections. This book offers essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the contemporary American women's movement in all its diversity. Interviewees include:Noorjahan AkbarSoledad AnteladaElisa Camahort PagePark CannonSoraya ChemalyDana EdellKate FarrarIvanna GonzalezTara HallTrisha HarmsKwajelyn JacksonHolly KearlEmily MayKenya McKnightSamhita MukhopadhyayHo NguyenKatie OrensteinPatina ParkErin ParrishAndrea PinoJoanne SmithRebecca TraisterAlice WilderKabo YangRye Young
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About the Author
Rachel F. Seidman is director of the Southern Oral History Program in the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
What People are Saying About This
This panorama of twenty-first-century feminism glows with passion, outrage, sensitivity, and creativity. Oral histories of twenty-five activists from diverse backgrounds and regions illuminate the personal, political, technological, and intellectual currents that shape contemporary feminist initiatives. Seidman demonstrates the vitality and necessity of their individual and collective efforts.Nancy A. Hewitt, author of Radical Friend: Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds
An important assessment of feminism today. This smart, important, timely, and lively book is packed with insights that will resonate with both academic and general readers.Kathryn L. Nasstrom, author of Everybody's Grandmother and Nobody's Fool: Frances Freeborn Pauley and the Struggle for Social Justice