Word of the year.

 

This month, we’re introducing our new executive director Jamia Wilson and her bold vision for the future of Feminist Press.

Dear Friend,

Yesterday, Merriam-Webster Dictionary declared FEMINISM to be 2017’s Word of the Year—and we couldn’t agree more.

At Feminist Press, we’ve been pushing feminist voices to the forefront of the global cultural conversation since 1970. In the decades when “feminist” was frequently thrown around as a term of derision, we claimed the label with pride. And since our founding, we’ve been expanding the possibilities of feminism with our commitment to inclusion, intersectionality, and multiplicity.

In 2017, a year that saw the Women’s March on Washington, the #MeToo social media movement, and an unprecedented number of women running for public office, public discourse is slowly but surely catching up.

Merriam-Webster’s user data shows that feminism is simmering in the collective consciousness. Our mission at Feminist Press is to make sure that feminism is not just “#trending”—that feminism is not just a word on the page, but an ongoing project of imagining and enacting a more just world for everyone.

Our books provide a road map for the considerable resistance work yet to come—and our new executive director Jamia Wilson is ready to lead FP into its next wave of revolutionary feminist publishing.

Help us declare FEMINISM the word—and the movement—of 2018, 2019, 2020, and beyond!

In honor of our 47th anniversary, give $47, $470, $1047, or any amount to support another 47 years of feminist lit and activism.

Plus, check out our video for a sneak peek at Jamia’s first few months as director, and learn more about her commitment to carry the FP legacy to a new generation of feminists.

Onwards with love and gratitude,

The Feminist Press team
Jamia, Suki, Lucia, Alyea, Hannah, Lauren, Jisu, Sophia, and Drew

P.S. You can also help FP while buying holiday gifts on Amazon.com—begin your shopping at our Amazon Smile page and a portion of your total purchase will go to us.

 
Sophia Magnone