Buy As one of America’s most recognizable trans activists, Janet Mock has made a name for herself by breaking ground for underrepresented women.
Her autobiography, following her growth as a multiracial transwoman from a poor background to one of the country’s most respected advocates, offers a brave and moving look into the search for self and the manifold ways in which one experiences womanhood.
Buy First published in 1792, proto-feminist Wollstonecraft took inspiration from the revolutionaries of her time who demanded greater rights for mankind, to advocate for an even more socially-maligned group: women.
Independent, educated and intellectually esteemed, Wollstonecraft has been called one of the mothers of feminist theory, posing the idea of women as the natural and intellectual equals of men and deserving of equal treatment and opportunities nearly a hundred years before the term “feminist” even existed.
Buy Intersectional feminism has raised its profile in recent years, with a more diverse range of voices participating in the conversation than ever before.
Much of that is owed to work by writers like famed poet and author Audre Lorde, who brought a black, queer, feminist perspective to the forefront of the cultural discussion in this iconic collection of essays and speeches on racism, sexism and homophobia.
has become a quintessential coming-of-age story for young feminists.
Moody and sometimes terse, the prose beautifully encapsulates a moment in the female experience—the desire, disillusionment and fear of being young, confused and stifled by the role that society has prescribed.
From the 1700s to the 2010s, literature is studded with spectacular works of fiction, theory, and criticism all revolving around one thing: feminism.
Whether you're looking to brush up on the early days of the movement, be inspired by modern-day feminist heroes, or witness how far we've come (and how far we have to go), these are the perfect books to pick up for Women's History Month—and every other time of year.