Can We All Be Feminists?
Why is it difficult for so many women to fully identify with the word “feminist”?
How do our personal histories and identities affect our relationship to feminism?
Why is intersectionality so important?
Can a feminist movement that doesn’t take other identities like race, religion, or socioeconomic class into account even be considered feminism?
How can we make feminism more inclusive?
Join us for an evening exploring some of these questions and more from Can We All Be Feminists?
Can We All Be Feminists? features seventeen established and emerging writers from diverse backgrounds wrestling with these questions, exploring what feminism means to them in the context of their other identities-from a hijab-wearing Muslim to a disability rights activist to a body-positive performance artist to a transgender journalist.
Edited by the brilliant, galvanising, and dazzlingly precocious nineteen-year-old feminist activist and writer June Eric-Udorie, this impassioned, thought-provoking collection showcases the marginalised women whose voices are so often drowned out and offers a vision for a new, comprehensive feminism that is truly for all.
Our guest writers include Birmingham based Selina Thompson, Eishar Kaur and Wei Ming Kam.
Selina Thompson is a performance artist and the artistic director of Selina Thompson Ltd, an interdisciplinary performance and visual art company based in Birmingham. Her practice is primarily intimate, political and participatory, with a strong strand of public engagement and investigation. She makes joyous, highly visual work that seeks to connect to those often marginalised by the arts, and tries to extend this in her writing, too. Selina can be found on Twitter via @SelinaNThompson
Eishar Kaur is a twenty-five-year-old Londoner working in children’s publishing by day, and writing by night. Eishar can be found on Twitter @eisharkaur.
Wei Ming Kam has written for the bestselling essay collection The Good Immigrant, the graphic novel anthology We Shall Fight Until WeWin, Media Diversified and Gal Dem. She works in publishing and is the co-founder of BAME In Publishing, a network for people of colour who work in publishing in the UK, and Pride in Publishing, a network for queer people who work in publishing in the UK. Wei Ming can be found on twitter @weimingkam
Tickets are free for Impact Hub Birmingham members and £5 for non members. Tickets can be booked here via Eventbrite. Copies of Can We All Be Feminists? will be on sale and our guest writers will be happy to sign books at the end of the event.
Can We All Be Feminists?
SEVENTEEN WRITERS ON INTERSECTIONALITY, IDENTITY AND FINDING THE RIGHT WAY FORWARD FOR FEMINISM – featuring essays by: Soofiya Andry, Gabrielle Bellot, Caitlin Cruz, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Brit Bennett, Evette Dionne, Aisha Gani, Afua Hirsch, Juliet Jacques, Wei Ming Kam, Mariya Karimjee, Eishar Kaur, Emer O’Toole, Frances Ryan, Zoé Samudzi, Charlotte Shane, and Selina Thompson.
‘Amid debates about the direction of the modern feminist movement, Can We All Be Feminists?, edited by June Eric-Udorie, presents new writing from 17 women on finding the right way forward, taking into account the intersections between different forms of prejudice.’ – Laura Bates, Guardian
‘As timely as they are well-written, this clear-eyed collection is just what I needed right now’ – Jacqueline Woodson
‘The intersectional feminist anthology we all need to read’ Bustle
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