REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN: A BOOK OF STENCILS -- a radical feminist history and a street art resource, this handbook combines short biographies with striking and usable stencil images of 30 female activists
Revolutionary Women: A Book Of Stencils by Queen of the Neighborhood (2010, PM Press; 128 pages)
This is a gorgeous book of short biographies and striking stencil images of thirty women's heroes: activists, anarchists, feminists, freedom-fighters, and visionaries. The reader can find a well of inspiration from this celebration of surbversive portraits celebrating strong women from all over the world. From Harriet Tubman, Emma Goldman, and Angela Davis, to Vandana Shiva, Sylvia Rivera, and Lucia Sanchez Saornil. From Qiu Jin to Comandante Ramona or Malalai Joya, the book offers a complete radical way to bring history to the hands of readers. A sampling of quotes from key writings and speeches gives voice to each woman's ideologies, struggles, ideas, philosophies and humanity. The stencils are a jewel, a creative and powerful way to bring the likeness of these women into the book.
Queen of the Neighborhood is an all-women collective of writers, researchers, editors, and graphic designers originally hailing from Aotearoa/New Zealand. They are Tui Gordon, Hoyden, Melissa Steiner, Anna Kelliher, Rachel Bell, Anna-Claire Hunter, and Janet McAllister. Taking seed from the original zine, Revolutionary Women Stencil Book, the collective sprouted up from fans and friends who spent the next two years distilling their feminist passion into that book.
I'd recommend this book to readers who are looking for inspiration in strong women of our present and past, those looking for information of strong women from different parts of the globe, and those interested in the art of stencils.
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Recommended by: Maite