Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy
Today sees the publication of Bonnie Burton's (previously) long-awaited new book, Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy.
It's an absolutely delightful read: the projects are nicely staged, moving from the very simple to the very ambitious, and always seasoned with clever suggestions for variations. Burton provides advice on setting up crafting parties with your friends, including suggested feminist holidays to celebrate (Joan of Arc's birthday; Ruth Bader Ginsburg's birthday; anniversary of Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?" speech; Thargelia, Festival of the Goddess Artemis) all the way down to suggested playlists for the day.
Burton's provided us with a selection of the projects for your delectation: as you'll quickly see, these are the fun, potent defiant tonic that we all need in this season of fragile masculinity, rape culture, and Gamergating.
Feminist finger-puppets (Frida Kahlo, bell hooks and Ruth Bader Ginsburg)
Feminist badges of honor
Em-broad-ery hoop art
Feminist Killjoy sash
Pizza Not Patriarchy reusable lunch bag
Strong Female Character prayer candles
Next-Gen Feminist onesies
High Heels are a Pain cactus planters
Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy [Bonnie Burton/Quirk Books]
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