Today, I’m reviewing a very important and very powerful book. Nasty Women is a collection of personal essays and reflections on what it is like to be a woman in the 21st century that I think way more people should be reading. When I saw that 404 Ink were publishing this on Kickstarter, I quickly pledged my support and impatiently waited until it came through my door.
It’s a particularly topical book right now and many of the essays reflected on recent political events. This meant that there was a sense of immediacy to Nasty Women which made it an even better read. With that in mind however, I definitely think I’ll be re-reading some of the collection over the next few years.
The real value in Nasty Women was the fact that it gave me a chance to hear other people’s stories and gain an insight into their everyday experiences. It encouraged me to think beyond my own sphere and recognise the challenges that people can face in modern day society. While they weren’t always easy to read, they were important and I am glad I read them. There was a potency in Nasty Women that I’ve been desperately seeking in some of the things I’ve been reading recently. If you’re wanting to brush up on intersectional feminism or just fancy hearing the stories of some bad ass women, I would highly recommend checking out Nasty Women. You can find out a little bit more about it here.
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