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Newly revised and updated, this landmark anthology offers gripping portraits of American life as seen through the eyes of young women of color It has been decades since women of color first turned feminism upside down, exposing the feminist movement as exclusive, white, and unaware of the concerns and issues of women of color from around the globe. Since then, key social movements have risen, including Black Lives Matter, transgender rights, and the activism of young undocumented students. Social media has also changed how feminism reaches young women of color, generating connections in all corners of the country. And yet we remain a country divided by race and gender. Now, a new generation of outspoken women of color offer a much-needed fresh dimension to the shape of feminism of the future. In Colonize This!, Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman have collected a diverse, lively group of emerging writers who speak to the strength of community and the influence of color, to borders and divisions, and to the critical issues that need to be addressed to finally reach an era of racial freedom. With prescient and intimate writing, Colonize This! will reach the hearts and minds of readers who care about the experience of being a woman of color, and about establishing a culture that fosters freedom and agency for women of all races.
About the Author
Daisy Hernández is the author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed and the former editor of ColorLines. She has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, and NPR's All Things Considered. She teaches creative writing at Miami University in Ohio. Bushra Rehman's novel Corona was included in Poets & Writers Best Debut Fiction list and featured in the LA Review of Books. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Color Lines, Poets and Writers, The Feminist Wire, and more.
One of "18 Books Every White Ally Should Read"—Bustle
One of "19 Books on Intersectionality that Taylor Swift Should Read"—BuzzFeed
One of "13 books Every Mujerista and Womanist Should Read"—Vibe
One of the "100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time"—MS.
"These contemporary 'sistah outsiders' don't shy away from sticky issues when addressing the complexities of their lives. Refusing to simplify in order to fit into someone's mold, these women dare you to dismiss them."—Bust
"This is one of those books which should be required reading for every young sister out there."—Asian Weed
"These women express a more radical, racialized feminism that broadens the movement beyond its early incarnation."—Booklist