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Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World | Kelly Jensen
162 posts | 57 read | 5 reading | 265 to read
Let s get the feminist party started! "Here We Are "is a scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist. It s packed with essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations from a diverse range of voices, including TV, film, and pop-culture celebrities and public figures such as ballet dancer Michaela DePrince and her sister Mia, politician Wendy Davis, as well as popular YA authors like Nova Ren Suma, Malinda Lo, Brandy Colbert, Courtney Summers, and many more. All together, the book features more than forty-four pieces and illustrations. "Here We Are" is a response to lively discussions about the true meaning of feminism on social media and across popular culture and is an invitation to one of the most important, life-changing, and exciting parties around."
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thecurlybookworm
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Been slowly reading this over the past half-hour-ish. It‘s an ARC copy with lotssss of typos, and it‘s always funny to see the in progress bits (one color instead of two color, 000 instead of pages numbers). Really liked the introduction by Malinda Lo! #24in48 #OWLsJuly2019

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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

Great introduction to/confirmation of feminism and the crucial role it plays in our country, our community, our lives. A wonderful collection of intersectional voices, this book talks the talk while walking the walk. Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #readharderchallenge #2018 #MountTBR

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Julsmarshall
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1st up for the #24b42019 #readathon . Finishing this for the @bookriot #readharder 2018 challenge! @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid That's a good start 👍🏻 11mo
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Julsmarshall
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In between books, I‘ve been reading a few essays out of this one and I‘m thoroughly enjoying them! It‘s perfect for the essay anthology prompt for the @bookriot #readharderchallenge

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks great! 13mo
TheBookHippie I loved this one ! 13mo
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Twinb99
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I just leave this here too

TrishB 😔 sad truths 1y
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Twinb99
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I‘m just gonna leave this right here😏

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Bkwrm7
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#yawednesday @TheFunkyBookworm Here's some great non-fiction - a couple fairly recent and one much older. I haven't read Pedro and Me in years, but I remember loving it and finding it a powerful graphic memoir. I listened to Vincent and Theo and it was fascinating and heartbreaking. Finally, Here We Are is not to be missed. I'm still savoring it little by little between other works. #nonfiction

TheFunkyBookworm Thank you for all three! Is Pedro and Me about the guy who was on the Real World? 1y
Bkwrm7 @TheFunkyBookworm Yup! Pedro and Judd met on Real World and became friends. 1y
TheFunkyBookworm @Bkwrm7 oh man- this former (and sometimes current- hello jersey shore) MTV junkie needs to read this one! 1y
Daisey These look like some great choices! 1y
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Kelly
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HERE WE ARE is on sale for $2 as an ebook at all online retailers this week 😍

readordierachel Thanks for the tip! 1y
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Brenley
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I‘ve only read 8 books so far this year, but my reading life has honestly never been better. All 8 of the books have been winners!

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RedMudNessa
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The Olympics have severely cut into my reading time but I was able to finish Cannibalism by Bill Schutt and more onto Here We Are.

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gossamerchild
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First one down from my #mounttbr! And #popsugarreadingchallenge2018. Such a great book on #feminism for young readers. I'll need to buy another copy for my niece soon 😁😁

TheBookHippie I loved this one !!!! Buying copies as well ! 💕 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Wondering if you received my LMPBC package? I sent it last week. Thanks ❤️ 2y
gossamerchild @ForeverNerdy I have not, yet. I've been wondering the same about my package. I know things are really backed up from the storms 🙄 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @gossamerchild oh no! Please let me know the day you get it. I think I might track it. Hopefully it‘s just back up 😳 2y
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Lola
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Wrapping up this gem for my teenage daughters. @Kelly

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks good! 2y
Kelly Awww yay!!!!! 😘 2y
Lola @Kelly I just love everything about this. Such amazing work, Kelly. Looking forward to your next one! 2y
Kelly @Lola that means so much to me. Thank you! 2y
ghosthost Great choice! 🙌 2y
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elizabethlk
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I love this. I will recommend it for the foreseeable future. This is one of the most inclusive feminist intros I have read. I also have a pretty incredible reading list to look forward to based on the recommendations within and on enjoying some of the writers from it who have published their own books.

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TheBookHippie
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Father forgive me For I have put 24 books on hold at the library and took 5 home with me ....including this one 🤦🏽‍♀️🙄😳💕💕💕💕💕#feminism #Ihaveabookproblem

TheBookHippie This is what happens when your break is too long and the library is close 😂 2y
mrozzz This one looks SO good 2y
TheBookHippie @mrozzz I'm excited to read it! 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Who run the galaxy?

I feel like this shirt is appropriate for Women's Equality Day.

#happywomensequalityday #notbookrelated

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ElishaLovesBooks
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Current reading view.⛰⛰⛱☀️☀️

TracyReadsBooks This is your view and you're reading?!? Call me impressed! (edited) 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Well, I didn't read as much as I wanted. . . 🙄 2y
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Hoping for more coffee soon! #roadtrip

This book is great to read in bits and pieces. And after a really intense book.😊

ElishaLovesBooks Thank you @That-Bookish-Hiker I got this book after you posted about it! I think it was you!🤔😊 (edited) 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @ElishaLovesBooks I hope you like it! I'm slowly making my way through it but the essays I've read so far have been awesome. 2y
ElishaLovesBooks I am liking it! Giving me lots to think about! 2y
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Loving this book so far! And this definition of feminism all the way back from 1914! #raising4daughters

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Caryl
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July was a great reading month for me, thanks to my Social Justice in Kid Lit class. Here is my #bestofjuly stack. #jubliantjuly @RealLifeReading

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queerbookreader

Check out @kelly 's last post and go review this book on Amazon if you have devoured it!! Reviews help books gain exposure 💛

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Kelly
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If you've read and enjoyed HERE WE ARE, can you drop a quick review on Amazon? I'm offering up a gift card to the bookstore of your choice as a giveaway incentive for those who do. All the easy peasy details and why those Amazon reviews matter for any books you ❤️: http://stackedbooks.org/2017/07/giveaway-a-bookstore-gift-card-for-your-help.htm...

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Caryl
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#jubilantjuly day 6: #aWholeNewWorld - Look at all of those voices! This is a beautiful book. I would have adored it as a teen, and I'm so glad it is in the world now for young people to read & explore.

@RealLifeReading @Kelly

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gossamerchild
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Here we are, in one person. Interesting times. #spinepoetry #riotgrams

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Kelly
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Going to ALA? Hope I see you this weekend.

Caryl Just finished reading this for my Social Justice in KidLit class. THANK YOU for this beautiful book! 💖 2y
Kelly @Caryl aww thank YOU for reading and I have to say: that class sounds amazing!! 2y
Caryl @Kelly Yes, it's an awesome class. 😎 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Slowly making my way through this. Kind of just reading and essay every other day.

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ClairesReads
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Such a spirited and joyful celebration of feminism. A well-curated and beautifully presented collection which is a must read for all feminists. Loved it.

DimeryRene Added so hard! 3y
ClairesReads @DimeryRene hope you enjoy! 3y
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ClairesReads
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Daniel Jose Older

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Words to live by

Cinfhen Love this photo ❤️ 3y
ClairesReads @Cinfhen thanks! Such a great book! Beautifully presented too. 3y
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ClairesReads
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😑

Suet624 Grrrrr.... 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3y
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ClairesReads
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Oh truth! As a teacher of teenage girls this is life!

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ClairesReads
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Been on the #TBR for way too long

bobregina Yes! 🖤 3y
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everlocalwest
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I really loved this collection and wish it had been there for me when I was a teenager who was "not a feminist because I believed in equality". Deep shame, I know. Because this book is an intersectional look at feminism it serves as a fantastic introduction to the many forms this idea of equality takes. There is faith based feminism, trans feminism, mental health awareness feminism...feminism presented in its many forms.

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OrangeMooseReads
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🙌

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OrangeMooseReads
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Pickpick

Fantastic read. Geared toward teens, but not so much that an adult can't enjoy it. Us adult nerd women want to know how to be a superheroine too. The essays made great valid points that give a lot of food for thought. I would recommend this to a young woman/girl to give them a look at a world where you do t have to follow what society says a female has to be. I would also recommend it to someone that is just starting to explore feminism.

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OrangeMooseReads
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❤️

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Mehso-so

A nice collection overall but at the end I felt like a needed a bit more. It's a good book for those starting their Feminism journey but I wanted something a bit deeper.

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Dragon
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My eleven year old niece chose this book for her birthday present. If this is the #childlike reading our kids are enjoying then I have extremely high hopes for our world 🌎

Bette Lovely pic. 😊👍📸 3y
Dragon Thanks @Bette 😀👍🐉 3y
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BestOfFates
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Pickpick

Loved this collection - especially the pieces by Malinda Ali, Suzannah Weiss, Alida Nugent, Courtney Summers, Rafe Posey, Mia & Michaela DePrince, Zariya Allen, Mikki Kendall, Sarah McCarry, Wendy Xu, & Wendy Davis! #tbrreadathon

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Obviously need to track down & read all of these! (Black Girl in Paris; The Elementals; Girl Walking Backwards; The Saskiad; Uses for Boys) #tbrreadathon

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BestOfFates
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"When I chose to love my body, to look at it with compassion and remember all the awesome things it can do, I am rebelling against a system that wants to keep me down." #tbrreadathon

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BestOfFates
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"In any narrative about the way feminism truly functions, you should expect to see people with different needs working toward different goals." #tbrreadathon

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And now for some feminism ❤️ #tbrreadathon

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Kelly
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Ever wonder how a book is designed? I interviewed Laura Palese, design genius behind HERE WE ARE and a boatload of other gorgeous books, about how books get made: http://bookriot.com/2017/05/18/goes-designing-book-interview-designer-laura-pale...

CherylDeFranceschi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️ 3y
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juliavegan
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"Marginalized women don't need other people to speak for them. They need the mic to speak for themselves. If you don't see someone that looks like you in mainstream feminism, you can - and should - absolutely speak up for yourself or encourage others to speak up. Find your own feminism."

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OrangeMooseReads
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Holy powerful Batman!

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OrangeMooseReads
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Yes.

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OrangeMooseReads
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I'm liking this book. Simple language and short essays.