Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Girldrive! Videos, Interviews and More!

How do young women feel about feminism? What are their hopes, their dreams, their passions and their fears? Nona Willis Aronowitz and Emma Bee Bernstein set out on a roadtrip across America asking young women these questions. Over almost 200 interviews with feminists, activists, young mothers, college students and working women they shed light on the inner workings and feelings of young women across the nation. Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism is out now and Aronowitz has been spreading the message far and wide. Her co-author, Emma Bee Bernstein took her own life before the completion of the project, but her legacy lives on in her photography, her art and her words in Girldrive.

Check out what's been going on with Girldrive over the last two weeks!

An awesome review on Feministing

A Q&A with Salon.com’s Frieda Klotz.

Listen to Aronowitz on Word of Mouth, New Hampshire Public Radio.

Read a great piece in the Chicago Reader by Jessica Hopper (of Girls’ Guide to Rocking fame)

And check out Nona's site www.girl-drive.com for information on the book, her upcoming readings and links to great articles and insight into the current state of feminism.

Also check out this video with one of the Girldrive participants. Erika works in the offices of PODER- People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources and was interviewed in Austin, TX.

Girldrive Mini-trailer #1--Redefine Feminism from Girldrive on Vimeo.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Publishers Weekly Announces "Yes Means Yes" as one of its Top 100 of 2009

Today, Publishers Weekly posted its highly anticipated list of Best Books of 2009. Of 50,000 titles, Seal is proud to be recognized in the general non-fiction category for Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti.

PW states, "Activist writers Friedman and Valenti present an extraordinary, eye-opening essay collection that focuses on the importance of sexual identity and ownership in the struggle against rape in the U.S., as well as a number of related issues, including sexual pleasure, self-esteem and the mixed societal messages that turn 'nice guys' bad."

Congratulations to Seal, the editors, and to all the contributors!

To see the rest of the Best Books of 2009, head over here.