Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood (Paperback)
A joyful celebration of girl power in all its beautiful diversity, and most importantly, a guide on how to attain it. This book is all out, no topics are off the table, and the authors handle every single one from beauty to sexuality to racism to the patriarchy to colorism to body image with such grace, humor and love that I hesitate to recommend it only to teens. It’s written for teens, addressing their concerns and questions with honesty, compassion, and respect, but this sixty-three year old feminist learned a lot and I’m guessing you will too.— From Linda's Kids Picks
Hip-hop and feminism combine in this empowering guide with attitude, from best-selling author Brittney Cooper and founding members of the Crunk Feminist Collective.
Loud and rowdy girls, quiet and nerdy girls, girls who rock naturals, girls who wear weave, outspoken and opinionated girls, girls still finding their voice, queer girls, trans girls, and gender nonbinary young people who want to make the world better: Feminist AF uses the insights of feminism to address issues relevant to today’s young womxn.
What do you do when you feel like your natural hair is ugly, or when classmates keep touching it? How do you handle your self-confidence if your family or culture prizes fair-skinned womxn over darker-skinned ones? How do you balance your identities if you’re an immigrant or the child of immigrants? How do you dress and present yourself in ways that feel good when society condemns anything outside of the norm? Covering colorism and politics, romance and pleasure, code switching, and sexual violence, Feminist AF is the empowering guide to living your feminism out loud.
About the Author
Brittney Cooper is an associate professor at Rutgers University, cofounder of the Crunk Feminist Collective, and author of Eloquent Rage.
Chanel Craft Tanner, PhD, is director of the Center for Women at Emory and founding member of the Crunk Feminist Collective.
Susana Morris, PhD, is an associate professor at Georgia Tech and cofounder of the Crunk Feminist Collective.