Becoming Ms. Burton humanizes the damaging impact of mass incarceration, and points the way to structural and policy changes that will offer formerly incarcerated people the possibility of a life of meaning and dignity. Foreword by Michelle Alexander. Hardback.
An insider’s story and analysis of a neglected piece of cultural history. What will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that Lesbian activists created in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s? Professor Bonnie Morris gives us the back-story to the culture we are losing to mainstreaming and assimilation. Interviews of activists and and responses to the recent attacks on Lesbian Feminists who are being made to feel that they've hit their cultural expiration date.
An inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege, and how we can win the fight to save it! Elizabeth Warren has had enough of phony promises and a government that no longer serves its people—she won’t sit down, she won’t be silenced, and she will fight back. 20% Off. Hardback.
Get to know RBG as never before. A visually rich and intimate look at the Justice's life and work, and how she changed the world. You can't spell truth without Ruth. Hardback.
“Washington is rigged against hardworking, middle class families like the one I grew up in.” A new Memoir by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts. The story of a working woman, single mother, teacher, and fighter for financial justice and government accountability. Non-Fiction. On Sale!
Eleven essays on the silencing/marginalization that has quieted so many women. Men’s rapidly increasing involvement in feminist movements, the rape joke, campus activism against sexual violence, literary and film representations of women, gun violence, and more. Paperback.
Sinister Wisdom and A Midsummer Night’s Press announce the publication of Sinister Wisdom 102. Introduction by Poet & Scholar Judy Grahn, and Afterword by Volume Editor Julie R. Enszer. Photographs of Pat Parker and Bibliography. Includes Movement in Black (1978), Womanslaughter (1978), Jonestown & Other Madness (1985), plus 2 unpublished plays and uncollected poems.
The compelling struggle for freedom and equality waged by women in the U.S. and the influence and inspiration Native American women gave to this dynamic social movement.
An anthology of women's writings from around the world about the movement to change the current industrial paradigm of how we grow our food. An argument for reclaiming traditional methods of agricultural practice to secure a healthy, nourishing future for all of us.
Gloria Steinem, writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader tells her story as never before. A candid account of her life as a traveler, listener, and catalyst for change. She reminds us that living in an open, observant, and “on the road” state of mind can make a difference in how we learn, what we do, and how we understand each other. Paperback, Hardback, Large Print Paperback, and Audio Book (Audio Book Sale Price: $28 - regularly $40).
New Expanded Edition! An argument for hope even in the dark. Activism of the past five decades and new grounds for political engagement. This new, significantly expanded edition covers, among other things, the political territory of America and the world after George Bush’s re-election. Paperback.
Words of wisdom written with a light touch, but a deep politic. For the woman who finds “one day at a time” a formula for despair. Finally, a meditation book for those in search of radical healing. PDF Instant Download!
A memoir of Karachi, Pakistan, through the eyes of its women. The parallel stories of polygamous marriage and Pakistan's hopes and betrayals. An intimate exploration of exalted dreams and complicated realities. The author is a Muslim Pakistani-American journalist and human rights activist. Paperback.
Global Critical Race Feminism is the first anthology to focus explicitly on the legal rights of women of color around the world. Containing nearly thirty essays the book addresses responses to white feminism,violence against women, the global workplace and more.
Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability. During the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, more than 100 feminist bookstores built a transnational network that helped shape some of feminism’s most complex conversations on racism and accountability. They changed people’s lives and the world. Paperback. Duke University Press, March 2016.
Articles, essays, first-hand experiences, story telling, and verse that ignite the national conversation about the politics of gender identity as a backlash to feminist goals of liberation from gender stereotypes, oppression and sexual violence. Foreword by Germaine Greer, Edited by Ruth Barrett, Cover Image by Claudia Kunin. Paperback.
Here are the female protagonists, the heroines and sheros spanning several centuries and multiple professions! Striking portraits in primary colors showcasing 26 bold women, one for every letter of the alphabet. Interesting, fun, feminist, and aesthetically pleasing. Not just for girls! Hardback.
A coffee-saturated odyssey into the mind of a legendary artist, M Train is told through the prism of the cafes and haunts Patti Smith has worked in around the world. Hardcover.
A unique and engaging historical document for readers interested in music, theater, American politics, the women’s movement, and left-wing activism. Ronnie Gilbert was a legend folk singer and social change activist from the late l940's through the early l960's, and in the 1980’s became an inspiration to a new generation of female singers.
Feminism is back in fashion, but are there limits to this ‘pop feminist’ approach to liberation? Contributors in this collection offer the possibility of change through collective action arguing that the kind of liberal feminism currently rising to prominence does little to challenge the status quo. An aim at reviving a more radical analysis that confronts the dangers of reducing feminism to a debate about personal choice. Paperback.
A plea for outrage and action, confronting a toxic mix of culture and religion that few seem willing or able to disentangle lest they blaspheme or offend. A manifesto motivated by hope and fury in equal measure, and a definitive condemnation of the repressive forces, political, cultural, and religious, that reduce millions of women to second-class citizens. Hardback.
Discover the obstacles that have held women back and what needs to change in order to elect a woman into the White House. Explore the changing paradigms occurring in politics and in our culture with the hope of moving toward meaningful and effective solutions -- and a world where a woman can be president.
Real life advice for real women! Hilarious and candid. Childhood stories, Hollywood stories, and ideas about the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror. Full of glossy two-page spreads of Poehler koans and pump-you-up sayings. Paperback.
This book is about the business machine that creates and markets pornography, and the growing legitimacy of porn in mainstream media. PORNLAND examines the way porn shapes and limits sexual imaginations and behaviors, and shows how today’s porn is strikingly different from yesterday’s Playboy and Penthouse magazines.
A most persuasive feminist recruitment drive! An argument for embracing the values of feminism while admitting contradictions and imperfections as a feminist. A provocative and thoughtful collection of essays that blend pop culture, memoir, and politics. Author, Roxane Gay, has been a driving force in agitating to raise the profile of writers of colour.
Capitalism vs. The Climate, and why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon “free market” ideology. Climate Change as a catalyst to transform our broken economic and cultural priorities, and to heal historical wounds. Inspiring movements that have already begun this process. Paperback.
Made by and for Lesbians. Vegetarian menus, wheelchair access, multiracial clientele. International Calendar of Women's Festivals and Events. Camping & RV Spots. National and International listings.
Writings by 10 womyn who stopped their transition from female to male. Profoundly personal stories, political analysis, practical advice, and resources for womyn who struggle with dis-identification from their female reality. Deeply moving and informative for all women concerned about the wholeness of our womanhood -- and our sisterhood. 65 Page Zine.
Lesbian Culture at MichFest. How we build culture, home, family, and sacred traditions. 5-year ethnographic study of Amazon Consciousness. Second Edition. Paperback.
Courageous and gripping personal narratives from women who have personally explored links of oppression between human beings and nonhuman animals. Sister Species demonstrates with painful clarity why every activist must be on board with other social justice concerns.
A strong rebuttal to having less power as we age. What could be wiser than choosing a lifestyle that brings compassion, vibrant health, and a vast, delicious cuisine -- plus a new sense of purpose, and a new experience of power to affect change.
A concise examination of the environmental effects of dietary choice. Straightforward exploration of the environmental effects of animal agriculture, fishing, hunting, and animal advocacy. Solutions and nearly 80 graphs and summary slides. Hardback.
Stereotypes like Jezebel's sexual lasciviousness, Mammy's devotion, and Sapphire's outspoken anger are familiar, harmful, and contribute to unfair policies. NAACP Image Awards Non-Fiction Literature Category Finalist.
Stories of World-Changing Women! Focuses on the key elements of the Vital Voices 5-step model of transformational leadership.
A daily source of comfort and inspiration. Simple, user friendly, effective meditations for enhancing your life. A great tool for beginners and adepts. 140 different techniques from many spiritual traditions. Easy to follow.
Artemis, woman whole unto her Self. Women untamed and unsubdued, who will not be victims. Activist archetypes explored in ancient Greek Mythology and modern media heroines. Dedicated to women and girls who embody Artemis. Hardback.
“If I can take what I’ve learned in this life and make one treacherous relationship or degrading job easier for you, perhaps even prevent you from becoming temporarily vegan, then every misstep of mine will have been worthwhile." Paperback.
These are real life stories of 30 historical princesses from around the world. Some of us may want to be a princess, but maybe after reading the stories of real life princesses we'll think again! Some begin, "Once upon a time..." but their stories haven't always ended happily ever after. Hardback. Adults.
Told from the viewpoint of Indigenous Peoples, it reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, have actively resisted expansion of the U.S. empire. Paperback.
Pema Chödrön teaches that fear-based clinging keeps us from the more satisfying experience of being fully alive. “Three Commitments” provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river. Paperback.
Women, Bravery, Female Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France 1943. How a band of 230 women resistors survived Auschwitz. Courageous ordinary women who sacrificed everything to combat the march of evil across the world.
Striking a balance between fictional, historical, and political analysis, Reproductive Acts makes a compelling argument for the vital role narrative plays in how we make sense of U.S. reproductive politics.
A glimpse of a young Black woman's life of trauma to the halls of the university. The story of human potential and learning to love oneself.
The epic story of how American warfare came to be both never-ending and practically invisible. Told with savage wit and a dazzling command of facts.
"One of the most important books I've ever read." Alice Walker. Religious traditions, cultures and archeological sources from all over the world and throughout history to recreate the Goddess religion that is our ancient heritage.
A groundbreaking book. A New History of the Civil rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. A controversial, moving, and courageous book. Narrative history at its best. Paperback.
Without Apology shares the stories of 24 ordinary, yet remarkable Lesbians. The stories were gathered by the Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project and Old Lesbians Organizing for Change.
One of the defining voices of contemporary feminist and race scholarship. Black feminist thought, critical education, public sociology, and resisting racism to new visions for activist intellectuals.
The co-founder of The Daily Show vividly recounts how she fought to find her own voice. This no-holds-barred collection of hilarious, honest, and poignant autobiographical essays gives an in-depth look into the life and creativity of one of today’s most influential comic voices.
Words of wisdom written with a light touch, but a deep politic. For the woman who finds “one day at a time” a formula for despair. Finally, a meditation book for those in search of radical healing.
Evangelical radical feminism at its best! Featuring "The Lesbian Butch: Hope of the Planet" and the wildly popular "Equal Opportunity Marriage Ceremony: Partners Not Necessary!"
Thirteen of “Sister Carolyn’s” most popular sermons from her notoriously funny, radically feminist, Lesbian Tent Revivals. Radical feminist spirituality.
Reclaim a loud and proud, not superior, joyful Jewishness! Reframe internalized oppression, insist on Jewish multiculturalism, call for healing trauma, advocate for change, and shine a light on Jewish resistance struggles. Includes a 38-page Action Guide for groups and individuals. Paperback.
"I think there must be some relationship between our developing the habit of small goodbyes and our ability to master and mark the larger farewells...the epiphany that something is over and done...the events that anticipate the climax and precipitate the exit..." Hardback Edition.
Annie Proulx is a private woman. In this book, she documents three crazy years of building her dream home, challenging builders, suppliers, 100 mph winds, snow blocked roads, and almost giving up.
“Because I did not, could not inhabit my body or the Earth, I could not feel or know their pain.” As Eve is diagnosed with uterine cancer, she connects her own illness to the devastation of the earth, her life force to the resilience of humanity, she is finally, fully—and gratefully—joined to the body of the world.
Practical advice to help women achieve their goals. An inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. This book will change the conversation from what women can’t do to what we can do. Hardback.
Energizing the Global Women's Movement! Focusing on activism and how Millionth Circles can sustain, support, and be a sanctuary for, women working for change in their lives and in the world. Hardback.
A story of abandonment, healing, reconciliation, enduring love, and global politics. This is Maya Angelou's deepest personal relationship, the one with her Mother, Vivian Baxter, and how it evolved and raised her up. Available in Hardback and Large Print Paperback.
How women are changing the Middle East. Muslim Revolutionaries using Islamic Feminism and progressive interpretations of Islam to change the terms of religious debate and to fight for women’s rights within Islam. Paperback.
A holistic vision of healing that honors our connection to the earth, others, and ourselves. Traces the roots of the matter/spirit split in contemporary science and medicine. Practical tools for self-examination, and methods for expanding awareness.
British humorist and columnist, Caitlin Moran answers questions on adolescence, the workplace, strip-clubs, love, fat, abortion, TopShop, motherhood and beyond.
An extremely honest and readable collection of a new generation of brilliant, outspoken women of color speaking to the concerns of a new feminism, and to their place in it. Used in Women's Studies classes across the country.
A comprehensive mix of oral history and keen research-covering politics, fashion, popular culture,economics, sex, families and work-bringing vividly to life five decades of cataclysmic transformation.
You don't need to be a scholar to notice that man's history dominates everything we learn in school, yet a quick tour of the past reveals dynamic female role models at every turn.
26 amazing women, 26 amazing stories! From Amelia Earhart, pilot and adventurer, to Zora Neal Hurston, writer and anthropologist. Learn about the hardships and triumphs that inspired each woman to change her world and the world around her.
COLORING BOOK. Developed by the National Women's History Project to promote gender equality through increased awareness of multicultural women's history.
A celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls everywhere to speak up, follow their dreams, and become the women they were always meant to be.
This book is for every woman. Commonly held beliefs about rape are replaced with an understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure. Feminist, political, and activist writers alike present their ideas for a paradigm shift.
From childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age this candid, funny and moving memoir is filled with the sharp insights that have long confirmed Quindlen's status as America's laureate of real life.
The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State. Author Kim Ghattas, half-Dutch, half-Lebanese citizen, and BBC correspondent. Hardback.
A bible for feminist and progressive animal rights activists and the vegan community. An important and provocative work that inspires and enrages readers across the political spectrum. Both thoughtful and thought-provoking.
Transcripts of 41 radio show interviews with activists, TV personalities, scholars, artists, authors, priestesses and religious leaders. Devotional practices, deity archetypes of the sacred feminine, multiculturalism, equality and healing. Good business practices, alternatives to patriarchy, and antidotes to terrorism. Women in the priesthood, politics and social change.