Sunday, June 2, 2019
In this highly original text – a collaboration between a college professor, a playwright, and an artist – graphic storytelling offers a unique way for readers to understand and engage with feminism and resistance in a more emotionally resonant way.
Issues of performativity, gender roles, intersectionality, and privilege are explored in seven beautifully illustrated graphic vignettes. From Pussy Riot to the Women of the Black Panthers, and from Leymah Gbowee to Harsha Walia, each vignette highlights unique moments and challenges in the struggle for feminist social justice. Brief introductions provide enough background context for the uninitiated, while further readings offer opportunities for those who wish to learn more. Finally, carefully crafted discussion questions help readers probe the key points in each narrative while connecting specific stories to more general concepts in gender studies and feminist theory.
- Norah Bowman, Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor in the English Literature Department, Okanagan College