Join us for an author panel featuring NASTY WOMEN contributors Kate Harding, Samantha Irby, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, and Sarah Hollenbeck with special guest Megan Stielstra. Tunes before the event and during the book-signing will be provided by DJ Maggie Tomasek, AKA MagRock, a member of She's Crafty, Chicago's all-female Beastie Boys tribute.
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When 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite in Trump's America? Nasty Women includes inspiring essays from a diverse group of talented women writers who seek to provide a broad look at how we got here and what we need to do to move forward. Featuring essays by REBECCA SOLNIT on Trump and his "misogyny army," CHERYL STRAYED on grappling with the aftermath of Hillary Clinton's loss, SARAH HEPOLA on resisting the urge to drink after the election, NICOLE CHUNG on family and friends who support Trump, KATHA POLLITT on the state of reproductive rights and what we do next, JILL FILIPOVIC on Trump's policies and the life of a young woman in West Africa, SAMANTHA IRBY on racism and living as a queer black woman in rural America, RANDA JARRAR on traveling across the country as a queer Muslim American, SARAH HOLLENBECK on Trump's cruelty toward the disabled, MEREDITH TALUSAN on feminism and the transgender community, and SARAH JAFFE on the labor movement and active and effective resistance, among others.
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Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It, a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in general nonfiction. Previously, she collaborated with Anna Holmes, Amanda Hess, and a cast of thousands on The Book of Jezebel, and with Marianne Kirby on Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere. You might also remember her as the founding editor of Shapely Prose (2007-2010). Kate has taught creative writing at The Loft in Minneapolis, StoryStudio Chicago, the Northwestern University Summer Writing Conference, and as the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Cornell College (spring 2017). Formerly Assistant Director of the Women's Resource Center at Cornell University. Kate holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in English from University of Toronto. She's currently at work on a Ph.D. in creative writing from Bath Spa University.
Samantha Irby is the author of the essay collections Meaty and the New York Times bestseller We Are Never Meeting In Real Life, and the founder of the popular blog bitches gotta eat. She recently became book review editor for Marie Claire.
Samhita Mukhopadhyay is a writer, editor, speaker, and technologist living in NYC. Currently the Editorial Director of the Identities vertical at Mic, she is also the former Executive Editor of the award-winning blog Feministing.com and author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life. Her writing has appeared in The Nation, The American Prospect, The Guardian, Alternet, Talking Points Memo, New York Magazine, and Al Jazeera.
Megan Stielstra is the author of three collections: The Wrong Way To Save Your Life, Once I Was Cool, and Everyone Remain Calm. Her work appears in the Best American Essays, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, Guernica, Buzzfeed Reader, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. A longtime company member with 2nd Story, she has told stories for National Public Radio, Radio National Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Goodman, Steppenwolf, the Neo-Futurarium, and regularly with The Paper Machete live news magazine at The Green Mill. She teaches creative nonfiction at Northwestern University.
Sarah Hollenbeck is the co-owner of Women & Children First, one of the last remaining feminist bookstores in the United States. A graduate of Northwestern University's MFA program, she has published personal essays in Dogwood and TriQuarterly. Her essay "A Goldmine" was nominated for a Pushcart and received a Notable Mention in Best American Essays 2014. She occasionally performs her work aloud at shows around Chicago, including Story Club, Essay Fiesta, You're Being Ridiculous, and The Bodies of Work Festival. Her contribution to NASTY WOMEN marks her first major publication.
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