About Feminists Don't Wear Pink
We are in the midst of a feminist uprising among young women, but the gap between the feminist Instagram post and the scholarly text is growing wider and there is currently very little out there in between. This book can be the bridge between pop and academic feminism; the link between the hashtag and Betty Friedan.
This book will show the range of the young faces of feminism. It will speak to the contradictions and complications at the heart of the movement. It will speak to everyone.
This book will be a way for a group of unprecedentedly powerful young women to align themselves with feminism in a safe space.
Black feminism is different from white feminism is different from trans feminism is different from queer feminism. We need to hear stories from all these perspectives but these stories can’t just exist in a textbook.
This book will be intersectional feminism at its most collaborative and understandable. It will be an entryway into the movement and a bible for those already in it.
A note from Scarlett Curtis: Compiling this book has been one of the most incredible and complex experiences of my life, and if there’s one thing I’ve learnt so far, it’s that feminism is not the same for everyone. To be part of a comprehensive movement, whilst still appreciating the vital intersections of experience that exist within it, is a lifelong journey, but I want this book to play an active and integral role in that fight. This is not a guide on how to be the perfect feminist, nor is it a full or adequate interpretation of one of the most complex movements in global history. This book is a collection of women’s stories. We’re hoping it might be something that teenagers pick up because they want to hear those stories and end up stumbling into a lifetime of feminism themselves.’
The royalties of each copy sold are going to Girl Up. Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality. With resources in five languages and more than 2,200 Girl Up Clubs in over 100 countries, we’ve trained 40,000 girls of all backgrounds to create tangible change for girls everywhere. Girl Up provides critical leadership resources and training and gives girls the tools to become gender equality advocates and activists. Through our training programs in STEM and storytelling, girls broaden their social impact skill set to better prepare them for success in whatever their futures hold. Our girl leaders create real policy change at local and national levels, raise millions of dollars to support programs for girls across the globe through our United Nations partners, and build community-based movements for social change. Find out more at girlup.org