Here We Stand: Women Changing the World
by Helena Earnshaw and Angharad Penrhyn Jones (Editors) - £10.99 Honno Ltd (Honno Voices) (2014)
ISBN 13: 9781909983021 | ISBN 10: 1909983020
"A beautiful and necessary book full of passion, humour, encouragement, information and hope. This is the kind of writing that saves lives."
(A.L. Kennedy, novelist)
A fascinating and unique anthology about contemporary women campaigners and how they were changed by the process of changing the world.
Through a series of interviews and articles, 17 key British women
campaigners talk intimately about the difficult and exhilarating nature of their work.
These women are dreaming of a better world. But they are not just
dreamers. They have organised, marched on the streets, joined protest camps, opened refuges, blogged from war zones, and smashed up military equipment. They have gone undercover, lived in trees, stormed Parliament, and taken on the world's largest corporations. They have been sacked, attacked, psychologically abused, jailed, shot at, sued, deceived by police spies, and even disowned by their families. But still they keep dreaming; still they march on. And they are changing history.
These original testimonies are uplifting, shocking and moving.
They will rouse you, and encourage you to ask for more.
Contributors include: Franny Armstrong, Zoe Broughton, Skye Chirape, Eileen Chubb, Liz Crow, Kate Evans, Zita Holbourne, Shauneen Lambe, Sharyn Lock, Emma Must, Jasvinder Sanghera, Mary Sharkey, Helen Steel, Angharad Tomos, Anuradha Vittachi, Jo Wilding, Angie Zelter.
(Price & availability last checked: February 2020)