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Bringing It Home

Women Talk About Feminism in Their Lives

edited by Brenda Lea Brown, contributions by Larissa Lai; Kate Braid & Patty Osborne

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publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
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Bringing It Home: Women Talk About Feminism in Their Lives is a kitchen sink to corporate boardroom collection of essays that peels away the rhetoric from feminist discourse.
Thirty-something years after the resurrection of the modern Women's movement?at the height of skepticism about the relevance of feminism (some say it's dead)?this lively gathering of deeply personal narratives brings feminism home and sits her down with twenty-four other interesting women to discuss life, love, motherhood, daughterhood, work, art, sex, science, sports, and community.
Editor Brenda Lea Brown has brought together an impressive roster of contributors-from different generations, different walks of life, different geographical, ethnic, and religious communities.
"I wanted to hear from women who are not regular spokespeople for feminism and to find out how they negotiated the sometimes intractable waters between their lives and their ideals," she says.
"It was a relief to discover that I wasn't the only woman in the world who felt as though she was living in the shadow of an impenetrable monolith called feminism. It was empowering to learn that individual feminist women do not all think alike?they have not all read the same books or made themselves aware of each others' issues."
In her foreword to the collection, Rosemary Brown, former British Columbia MLA and Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission writes: "The personal lives recorded in this book clearly outline how . . . we are resurrecting our histories, restoring our ancestors to their rightful place, and preparing our children and grandchildren to ensure that the path to the future continues to right the wrongs of the past."

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Brenda Lea Brown

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Larissa Lai is the author of two novels, When Fox Is a Thousand, shortlisted for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and Salt Fish Girl, shortlisted for the Tiptree Award, the Sunburst Award and the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Award; one book of poetry Automaton Biographies, shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Award; and a chapbook, Eggs in the Basement, shortlisted for the bp Nichol Chapbook Award. Through the 90s, she was a cultural organizer in feminist, GLBTQ and anti-racist communities in Vancouver. Now, as an English professor at the University of British Columbia, she teaches courses on race, memory, and citizenship, as well as on biopower and the poetics of relation. Rita Wong teaches in Critical + Cultural Studies at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she has developed a humanities course focused on water, with the support of a fellowship from the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. She is currently researching the poetics of water, supported by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada: http://downstream.ecuad.ca/ . Her poems have appeared in anthologies such as Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women's Poetry and Poetics, Regreen: New Canadian Ecological Poetry, Visions of British Columbia (published for an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery), and Making a Difference: Canadian Multicultural Literature. She has a passion for daylighting buried urban streams and for watershed literacy. Wong can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/rrrwong.
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Larissa Lai is the author of two novels, When Fox Is a Thousand, shortlisted for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and Salt Fish Girl, shortlisted for the Tiptree Award, the Sunburst Award and the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Award; one book of poetry Automaton Biographies, shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Award; and a chapbook, Eggs in the Basement, shortlisted for the bp Nichol Chapbook Award. Through the 90s, she was a cultural organizer in feminist, GLBTQ and anti-racist communities in Vancouver. Now, as an English professor at the University of British Columbia, she teaches courses on race, memory, and citizenship, as well as on biopower and the poetics of relation. Rita Wong teaches in Critical + Cultural Studies at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she has developed a humanities course focused on water, with the support of a fellowship from the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. She is currently researching the poetics of water, supported by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada: http://downstream.ecuad.ca/ . Her poems have appeared in anthologies such as Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women's Poetry and Poetics, Regreen: New Canadian Ecological Poetry, Visions of British Columbia (published for an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery), and Making a Difference: Canadian Multicultural Literature. She has a passion for daylighting buried urban streams and for watershed literacy. Wong can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/rrrwong.
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Patty Osborne is the author of "The Academy of Motherhood," an essay in the book Bringing It Home, edited by Brenda Lea Brown. She writes two blogs, one of which is hosted at www.geist.com/blogs/pattyo and the other is at www.themudroom.ca. She is also a frequent contributor to Geist magazine.
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