In excellent news today Emma Watson has decided to start a feminist book club and last night enlisted fans to help her brainstorm a name.
In a series of tweets to her 20 million followers, the ELLE cover star wrote:
Hi Team, ❤️ I want to start a feminist book club but so far have only brainstormed 'Feminist Book Club' and 'Emma Watson Book Club'.— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) January 6, 2016
Fans (yes, including us) responded with a flurry of suggestions and after much deliberating Emma finally made her choice, tweeting:
I've decided to go with 'Our Shared Shelf'. @emilyfabb - I absolutely loved this. Thank you, thank you x— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) January 7, 2016
We cannot wait to find out more about #OurSharedShelf. But in the meantime here's some inspiring feminist books to keep you going...More
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
A book of essays by a ‘flawed feminist’ Gay explores the contradictions and difficulties of being a feminist, and a feminist of colour, and the pressure to get it all right all of the time - but that this shouldn’t stop us trying.
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
In this collection of 15 essays and speeches, radical feminist Lorde, who died in 1992, deals with sexism, racism, homophobia and class. Originally published in 1984, what she is saying is still relevant and important, maybe even more so in light of how little things have changed.