Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets

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Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Beacon Press
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807055373

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About the Author

Feminista Jones is a Philadelphia-based social worker, feminist writer, public speaker, and community activist. She is an award-winning blogger and the author of the novel Push the Button and the poetry collection The Secret of Sugar Water. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia and one of the Top 100 Black Social Influencers by The Root. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Time, Essence, and Ebony magazines.

Reviews

"There's a beautiful optimism about the power of social media throughout various chapters . . . Recommended for university-level courses on gender studies and new media studies as well as for general readers interested in the intersection of pop culture, feminist theory, racial justice, and activism."
--Library Journal, Starred Review

"Smart, savvy, and unapologetically fierce."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Jones's entertaining book . . . astutely analyzes the nuances of black female identity."
--Publishers Weekly

"If you want to understand the rising preeminence of black women in our modern day sociopolitical landscape, you would be smart to start with Feminista Jones, a black woman writing and working at the forefront of our movements."
--Ijeoma Oluo, author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want To Talk About Race

"Reclaiming Our Space is an invaluable contribution to long-overdue conversations about race, gender, and intersectionality in America. Feminista Jones combines empathy and wisdom with intellectual rigor and historical analysis to explain clearly and compellingly the central role that Black feminists play in the fight for democracy and social justice."
--Soraya Chemaly, director of the Women's Media Center Speech Project and author of Rage Becomes Her

"Reclaiming Our Space is a refreshing affirmation of Black women, centering our societal roles in a way I have never read before. For those of us whose race and gender exist at a precarious intersection, Reclaiming Our Space is a godsend that will inform not only how we are approached and regarded by others through social media platforms but how we interact with each other and value ourselves."
--CaShawn Thompson, creator of #BlackGirlMagic

"It's impossible to overstate the cultural impact of Feminista Jones . . . . A bold and candid voice."
--Eve L. Ewing, author of Electric Arches and Ghosts in the Schoolyard

"As often as I find myself disillusioned by today's political climate, Feminista Jones reminds us that Black women have always been and continue to be at the forefront of social change both online and IRL. Reclaiming Our Space is a thorough and accessible history of Black feminism that reflects on our past as a means of encouraging us to move toward a better future."
--Franchesca Ramsey, host of MTV Decoded and author of Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist

"In a world where many call themselves 'feminist, ' educator, healer, and community leader Feminista Jones provides tangible steps for those seeking to do a better job of showing up and holding space for Black women. Reclaiming Our Space is required reading for brothers who fashion themselves supporters of our sisters, as well as those who don't yet know they need to be. It's also soul food for the rest of y'all desiring to move toward a better future."
--David Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition