Join us for a conversation with author Mikki Kendall and illustrator A. D'Amico for their new book, Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists. For this event, Mikki and Aster will be in conversation with journalist Jamie Nesbitt Golden.
The ongoing struggle for women's rights has spanned human history, touched nearly every culture on Earth, and encompassed a wide range of issues, such as the right to vote, work, get an education, own property, exercise bodily autonomy, and beyond. Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is a fun and fascinating graphic novel-style primer that covers the key figures and events that have advanced women's rights from antiquity to the modern era. In addition, this compelling book illuminates the stories of notable women throughout history--from queens and freedom fighters to warriors and spies--and the progressive movements led by women that have shaped history, including abolition, suffrage, labor, civil rights, LGBTQ liberation, reproductive rights, and more. Examining where we've been, where we are, and where we're going, Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is an indispensable resource for people of all genders interested in the fight for a more liberated future.
Mikki Kendall is a writer, historian, and diversity consultant who writes about intersectionality, policing, gender, sexual assault, and other current events. Kendall's nonfiction can be found at Time.com, the Guardian, Washington Post, Ebony, Essence, Salon, XoJane, Bustle, Islamic Monthly, and a host of other outlets. Her media appearances include BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera, WVON, WBEZ, TWIB, and Showtime. Her comics work can be found in the Swords of Sorrow anthology, the Princeless charity anthology, and in the Columbus College of Art and Design anthology of 2016.
Aster D'Amico is a Cincinnati-born illustrator who loves all things tea, costuming, and history. She graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a BFA in illustration in 2016, and has been creating comics, watercolor paintings, and digital illustrations ever since.
Jamie Nesbitt Golden is a reporter with Block Club Chicago, a non-profit newsroom dedicated to community journalism. A lifelong South Sider, she graduated from Kenwood Academy, majoring in broadcasting before working as a general assignment reporter at the Chicago Defender. Her work has appeared in, , and . She currently lives in Hyde Park with her husband and son. When she isn't chasing stories, she loves to travel, watch bad reality tv, fall down Wikipedia holes, and ranting about the state of journalism on Twitter (@thewayoftheid)