Nasty Women Paperback – 8 Mar 2017
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'An essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now.' --Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale (Twitter)
'An important if not essential collection of essays, this book is almost impossible to put down. It will make you proud to call yourself a Nasty Woman.' --Louise O'Neill, author of Asking For It
'An essential, incredible multitudinous riot of voices... required reading.' --Nikseh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant
'This is a stunning collection that in turns made my heart break, then soar. Compelling, essential reading.' --Sarah Mason, Programme Manager, Saltire Society
'Nasty Women Is The Intersectional Essay Collection Feminists Need' --The Huffington Post
'The most discussed upcoming publication of the year' --The Independent
'Sizzling hot, radical, and a great solace.' --Chitra Ramaswamy
'A bloody masterpiece. I'm shook!' --Joelle Owusu
'It's powerful. This book is a treat like no other.' --Zeba Talkhani
About the Author
Contributors include: Ren Aldridge, Sim Bajwa, Sasha de Buyl-Pisco, Rowan C. Clarke, Kristy Diaz, Claire L. Heuchan, Elise Hines, Becca Inglis, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Jonatha Kottler, Laura Lam, Jen McGregor, Katie Muriel, Christina Neuwirth, Belle Owen, Joelle A. Owusu, Chitra Ramaswamy, Mel Reeve, Zeba Talkhani, Alice Tarbuck, Laura Waddell and Kaite Welsh.
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So, i started reading it and i think this is the most emotional book i read this year, the best book of year, not only because of the stories but also because i could identify with some experiences and i felt like i was allowed to some kind of sisterhood!
Some story touched me because i know how those experiences feel like, other because i understand and i could imagine how it feels, some made me laugh a bit.. Stories about choices, about violence and abuse in all its forms, about dreams and aspirations, about life!
I think the reason this book was so touching is that most women can identify with the stories told.
Now, what did they mean by Nasty Women?
It is simple, they are women who chose to make their voices heard, to work, to live on their own terms, women who believed that being born with a different color, having different beliefs and ideas from those around them is not reason enough not to live.
We say that in this age, racism, sexism, religion phobias do not exist anymore, but we also know that this still happens everyday. These stories were about women who chose to stand up to all that by words and actions. It is not exactly a book about feminism though and i liked it this way. It is more like the story of couragious women in the 21st century, in the light of the recent political changes.
I felt so touched by many of their words and experiences. As a Muslim veiled woman, living in a European country in these troubled time is not easy, One essay in particular talked about this kind of experience and the heavy weight to become all of the sudden a spokeswoman about your religion and all women in Islam. I have been lucky though to see only the good side of people where i live.
I think everyone should read this book.
The one thing that upsets me most is that I feel these essays do far more to divide the feminist movement than reach out and bring others into it. I also found myself feeling like I had to bring out my own 'intersections' - was I struggling to understand the numerous essays about seeking role models because as a person with albinism I long ago accepted that I wouldn't see 'someone who looked like me' on tv or film, other than as an easy trope for weirdly evil? Was it because my visual impairment get me out of club culture? Or perhaps being asexual again means we're not part of the 'spectrum' - no part of lgbtq for us!
Only Kaite Welsh's essay seemed to stretch beyond these limitations, wryly acknowledging how stereotypes could be both useful and limiting.
So disappointed with this collection.
Independent Scottish Publishers 404 Ink seek to answer this question in this excellent collection of essays and interviews from a number of brilliant women.
Originally released as a Kickstarter that was 369% funded, the Nasty Women collection is now widely available, as is their first edition of the 404 Ink Literary Magazine, Error.
The collection covers a wide range of topics - the feminist leanings of foraging, accountability in the punk scene, classism within the arts, the difficulty of living multiple racial identities, the struggle of loving Courtney Love.
I'm pleased to say that this essay collection holds up against my recent favourite, The Good Immigrant. Every single essay made me pause for thought and I enjoyed reading it an article at a time, allowing them to settle in my mind. Genuinely, this took me a little while to read because I wanted the extra time to connect to the voices and their experiences. I was sent a proof copy for review which didn't include the articles from Kaite Welsh and Anna Cosgrove, which I'm sure are also brilliant. I was very impressed with the calibre and range of writing available.
I feel that this collection would stand up well in a feminist starter pack of sorts, as we continue to gather around the rallying moniker of Nasty Women. Buy a copy for the young and old women in your life; there is something for everyone here.
I'm really excited to see what else 404 Ink have in store for us, and I'm going to order their first issue right now.
What to read next:
The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla.
Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Zami: An Alternate Spelling of my Name by Audre Lorde
Thank you kindly to 404 Ink for sharing a review copy with me.
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