CRAFTING WITH FEMINISM: 25 GIRL-POWERED PROJECTS TO SMASH THE PATRIARCHY -- everything you need for an awesome crafternoon!
Crafting With Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy by Bonnie Burton (2016, Quirk Books; 112 pages)
Crafting with Feminism features 25 fun and somehow easy-to-make projects that celebrate everything about girls and women. The projects are not for everybody. You must feel comfortable wearing your ideology on your sleeve to create fierce merit badges and you need to believe that the political is personal with DIY power panties. If you are not so sure about the above, you may want to try to craft heroine finger puppets to honor great women like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, bell hooks, or Frida Kahlo. You can also make an "All Hail the Queen Crown," a "Huggable Uterus Body Pillow," or a very interesting "Nope Necklace" that invites you to stick up for yourself by saying "no," always a powerful feminist act.
The book offers tips on everything from beginner sewing stitches to building an empowering party playlist. It also includes a forward by actress and writer Felicia Day, creator of the YouTube channel Geek & Sundry. She is a fan of crafting parties, especially lady friends crafting parties. She believes that feminism is about giving women the freedom to make the choices they want to make and to be what they want to be. Feminism has, according to Day, a million positive ideas that could drown the negative, and this book is a way to make sure that fun is a part of the cause.
Not for everyone, but if you enjoy glitter, empowerment, and feminism, this book is for you.
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