InterFem Book Club!
This has been years in the making, and I’m excited to share with you that we’ll be meeting biweekly (twice a month) to discuss various different intersectional feminist texts. The blog posts won’t be long or elaborate, but will offer the book list for the next few months so you can either organize your own, or connect with us via social media to discuss. I may try zoom if interest builds. I’ll also send out an email with the reading list and notes if you’re interested please email me with your details: firstname.lastname@example.org
This book club is meant for anyone who thinks of themselves as an intersectional feminist, or would like to learn more about it. This includes trans folx, non-binary, men, young, old, black, white, and all types of people. The only rule is to maintain integrity and be respectful of everyone. These topics may be challenging for some people, I ask that we center womxn of color, indigenous, and trans folx in this space.
In a time when womxn’s rights are on the chopping block, we need to be fully informed of previous movements- how they worked, how they failed, and how we can best use the information within these texts to successfully maintain our autonomy as well as create equity for all on all fronts. Equity for all is not limited to the United States, although that is where this book club is located. We cannot justly fight for womxn’s rights while wearing clothing made in sweatshops by women and children who make unfair wages. Global feminism is complicated, so this book club aims to unravel the complex nature of our world while arming our readers with the tools to forge a new way forward, one that is rooted in equity, justice, and individual autonomy.
The first book we will be discussing and exploring is Morgan Jerkin’s This will be my Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America. This book is 275 pages long, and will be broken up into two sections for the club.
If buying books is not in your budget check your local library for access to this text. You can also download the app Overdrive to access your library’s digital catalog. You must have a current library card to use Overdrive, but it’s an awesome resource if you like to read digitally.
I know it’s really easy to buy it from Amazon, but if you have the time and the access, and likely a few extra dollars please support your local retailer. They may have to order it for you, so I’ll be announcing our upcoming books a few weeks in advance so everyone can get access to the materials, and get a jump start if your schedules will be busy.
Our first meeting will be the week of June 17th. This gives ppl ample time to get the book and get reading!
Thanks so much for your interest and please reach out with any questions!