This book is feminist. An intersectional primer for next-generation change agents by author Jamia Wilson, Aurelia Durand (illustrator)
After binge watching I have never on Netflix this past weekend, what I have to say about this book is that it goes well with the generation depicted in the series. The language is there, the problems come first, it’s just that the way the message is delivered has changed dramatically over the last few years.
For me, the first two books that address this issue with a compassionate voice and without flinching are those written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We should all be feminists and Dear Ijeawele, or a feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions.
Did you know that they are offering a copy of any of these titles to every 16-year-old student in Sweden? I have personally bought it and given copies to all my friends.
However, these books are conversation starters. This book tackles different positions where gender is an issue, accompanied by beautifully illustrated feminist data and quotes.
There are 15 themes that Jamia Wilson addresses here: feminism, identity, justice, education, money, power, health, wellness, freedom, relationships, media, security, activism and movements, innovation, and an interactive exploration of what feminism means to you.
After the quotes and data, Jamia delves into her own experience with each of these issues. How they affected her on a personal level and how her experiences shaped her understanding of every aspect of our daily life.
There is so much to unbox, like there is to unbox about the breed. The first volume of the series, This book is anti-racist, had the same idea behind him, to start a conversation among young adults.
AurÃ©lia Durand did an excellent job; lots of illustrations will inspire posters in bedrooms across the country, I know that.
Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Posted: Aug 3, 2021