Synopses & Reviews
Why do some women struggle to identify as feminists, despite their commitment to gender equality? How do other aspects of our identities — such as race, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and more — impact how we relate to feminism? Why is intersectionality so important?
In challenging, incisive, and fearless essays — all of which appear here for the first time — seventeen writers from diverse backgrounds wrestle with these questions, and more. A groundbreaking book that elevates underrepresented voices, Can We All Be Feminists? offers the tools and perspective we need to create a 21st century feminism that is truly for all.
Including essays by: Soofiya Andry, Gabrielle Bellot, Caitlin Cruz, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Brit Bennett, Evette Dionne, Aisha Gani, Afua Hirsch, Juliet Jacques, Wei Ming Kam, Mariya Karimjee, Eishar Kaur, Emer O’Toole, Frances Ryan, Zoé Samudzi, Charlotte Shane, and Selina Thompson
“In an eloquent and searing introduction, debut editor Eric-Udorie...calls to mind a young Audre Lorde, and her anthology feels like a 21st-century version of This Bridge Called My Back.” Kirkus
“Convincingly argues why intersectional feminism should replace the current feminism...This is what feminism should look like.” Bust
“Thoughtful and incisive analyses written in masterfully beautiful prose...a superb collection, and a stirring call for an intersectional feminism at a time when it is more urgently needed than ever before.” PopMatters
About the Author
June Eric-Udorie is a twenty-year-old British writer and feminist activist. Named Elle UK’s “Female Activist of the Year” for 2017, she has been included on lists of influential and inspiring women by the BBC, the Guardian, and more. A co-founder of “Youth for Change”, an initiative that works to combat female genital mutilation and forced marriage around the world, her advocacy has taken her to classrooms, the Southbank Centre's Women of the World Festival, the United Nations, and more. In 2015, she spearheaded a successful campaign to overturn the British government’s decision to remove feminism from the nationally mandated A-level (high school) politics syllabus; more recently, she raised funds to take five hundred underprivileged girls and young women of color to see the film Hidden Figures. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, New Statesman, the Telegraph, ESPN The Magazine, and Fusion, among others. She is currently an undergraduate at Duke University, where she is a recipient of the University Scholars merit scholarship, established by Melinda French Gates, and a Human Rights Scholar at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.