5:30 pm | THURSDAY, MAY 23
Join us on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm to discuss feminist authors and works. We're looking to form a community of people interested in learning about feminism as it affects the many aspects of our lives through books, reading, and discussion. Our goal is to build and strengthen the feminist community in the Prescott area, to learn and grow from each other’s experiences and contributions, and to create a springboard for feminist-centered, intersectional social change in our community and beyond. The book for each specific month will be available at 10% off the listed price.
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This month we'll discuss Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West.
About the Book
Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible--like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you--writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but.
From a painfully shy childhood in which she tried, unsuccessfully, to hide her big body and even bigger opinions; to her public war with stand-up comedians over rape jokes; to her struggle to convince herself, and then the world, that fat people have value; to her accidental activism and never-ending battle royale with Internet trolls, Lindy narrates her life with a blend of humor and pathos that manages to make a trip to the abortion clinic funny and wring tears out of a story about diarrhea.
With inimitable good humor, vulnerability, and boundless charm, Lindy boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all stories are created equal and not all bodies are treated with equal respect, and how to weather hatred, loneliness, harassment, and loss--and walk away laughing. Shrill provocatively dissects what it means to become self-aware the hard way, to go from wanting to be silent and invisible to earning a living defending the silenced in all caps.
About the Author
Lindy West is a columnist at The Guardian, a contributor to This American Life, and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism, social justice, humor, and body image. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Vulture, Jezebel, The Stranger, and others. She is the founder of I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens, as well as the reproductive rights destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion.