Happy Wednesday, Savvy Readers!
Got those post-Valentine’s Day blues? I have just the thing. Having been a long-time fan and enthusiast of feminist literature, I’ve gathered some of my favourite feminist book quotes for your #WednesdayWisdom!
Hi Savvy Readers! How have your first few weeks of 2017 been? Mine have been full of amazing books and fun news. Keep reading to see our favourite bookish news, links, and photos of the past week (or “Bookmark” the post for later)!
1. How to Raise #WomensVoices in 2017: Read These Books!
We are big supporters of feminist stories (that’s why we love womensvoices.ca!) and we’re so happy to see so many people actively seeking out women’s writing. Bustle shared a list of their “15 Most Anticipated Feminist Book Releases of 2017” this week and it’s a fantastic list. Featuring Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), Durga Chew-Bose (Too Much and Not in the Mood), and longtime favourite Roxane Gay (Hunger) among others, these books should definitely make their way onto your TBR list. Click here to see them all and here to read our post on Women’s Voices!
I’m really excited to be posting on The Savvy Reader today to share with you the launch of Women’s Voices; a campaign to support feminist conversations with important stories authored by intelligent and empowered women. A campaign to showcase our badass authors who have charged through life and dealt head on with challenges that are attached to the female experience. Authors who have shared the hardships and successes of their lives with us so that we may find the support and strength we need when we face our own challenges of sexism, harassment, objectification and violence. As it is now August, students are going to start preparing to go back to school, making it a vital time for us to have these conversations about sexual assault on university and college campuses in Canada.