Both a radical feminist history and a street art resource, this handbook combines short biographies with striking and usable stencil images of 30 female activists, anarchists, feminists, freedom fighters, and visionaries. From Harriet Tubman, Emma Goldman, and Angela Davis to Vandana Shiva, Sylvia Rivera, and Lucy Parsons, this collection offers a subversive portrait celebrating the military prowess and revolutionary drive of these women whose violent resolve often shatters the archetype of woman as nurturer. A sampling of quotes from key writings and speeches gives voice to each woman’s ideologies, philosophies, struggles, and quiet humanity while the stencils offer further opportunities to commemorate these women and their actions through the reproduction of their likenesses.
About the Author
Queen of the Neighbourhood is an all-women collective of writers, researchers, editors, and graphic designers.
"What you hold in your hands is a lethal weapon . . . a threat to the status quo and a dangerous wake-up call to every person who has ever dared to think for themselves . . . I believe the words and art in this book have the power to mobilize a revolution. Rise up and let’s join them now!" —Wendy-O Matik, author, Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships
"The beauty and simplicity of message is stark . . . lovingly earnest with its handcrafted cut and pastes. The snippets are well worded, the quotes cleverly chosen. The silhouettes of fearless females are striking." —Karlo Mila, author, Dream Fish Floating
"What an amazing creative way to magnify, and illuminate the courage of 30 'sheroes' whose courage, leadership, and character is symbolic of the many unsung women 'sheroes' of past and present." —Emory Douglas, former Black Panther party member, revolutionary artist, and minister of culture
"This book cunningly uses the modern style of stencilling to make icons of some key figures in feminist movement. Readers are invited to spread their images across T-shirts, walls, and pavements to let the world know who really deserves to be remembered." —Gareth Shute, author, Hip Hop Music in Aotearoa