The Exciting Life of Being a Woman (Book)
The feminist survival manual you wish you had read as a teenager. It is written by Feminist Webs, a cross-generational youth project for girls and young women based in Manchester, UK. Many of their resources are not geographically specific.
The Exciting Life of Being a Woman is the feminist survival manual you wish you had read as a teenager. It is written by Feminist Webs, a cross-generational youth project for girls and young women based in Manchester, UK. Drawing on the history, practices and activities of Feminist Webbers, The Exciting Life of Being a Woman provides inspiration for women of all ages to live their life in creative and empowered ways. It includes illustrations, comics, youth work activities, personal writing and much more.
Introduction: Beginning with us 4-24
Chapter 1: Resilience 25-38
Chapter 2: Her-story 39-57
Chapter 3: Banged up and banged up 58-79
Chapter 4: Riot… 80-98
Chapter 5: ...Don’t ‘diet’? 99-115
Chapter 6: Freedom 116-123
Chapter 7: ‘Politically correct’ or just plain correct? 124-144
Chapter 8: Peace sister 145-160
Chapter 9: The art part 161-172
Chapter 10: It’s a big world in here 173-185
Chapter 11: Commonality and difference 186-208
Chapter 12: Young, gifted and girls 209-240
This book is full of do’s and great ideas to build young women’s confidence and challenge, individually and together, the pressures that too often undermine them.
Once I picked this up, I couldn’t put it down. It answers, for me, an unspoken question – about where we are as women today and about how we want our future to be.
The Exciting Life of Being a Woman is part of an urgent and wholly necessary movement which reflects millions of women’s hopes, fears, jokes, passions, questions, activism and energy in a way which is accessible, enjoyable, stylish and intelligent.