When confronted almost daily with sad news stories of injustices, tragedies and oppression, it is hard to stay motivated and optimistic.
Getting together with likeminded women is a great way to maintain our passion and hope. It is important to read more than just the news, and instead read inspiring words written by talented women. Joining an Intersectional Feminist Book Club will allow you to meet likeminded women whilst also reading interesting books and learning about different experiences and the many ways people are fighting oppression around the world.
How do you get involved? Sign up by clicking below to join a Feminist Book Club in your area, or start one if there isn't an existing club. We're keen to help women get together and start a conversation about Australian women’s writing and writing on topics that intersect with feminism. All it takes is a venue, a book, a time and a group of women keen to meet up for feminist discussion.
We love the idea of feminist discussions starting up in cities, towns and rural communities all over Australia. If you are in a rural community, we will try to link you up with others for an online book club meeting.
If you have any suggestions for books we should add to our list, please email [email protected].
Some of the books that you might consider for your Book Club are:
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood
Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner
The Misogyny Factor by Anne Summers
White Tears Brown Scars by Ruby Hamad
Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford
Finding Eliza by Lahrissa Behrendt
Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms by Anita Heiss
Foals Bread by Gillian Mears
Where the Trees Were by Inga Simpson
Reckoning by Magda Szubanski
Captive Prince (series) by C S Pascat
Burning Rice; Peony; Painting Red Orchids by Eileen Chong
Gwen by Goldie Goldboom
Storm and Grace by Kathryn Heyman