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Women Who Dig

Farming, Feminism and the Fight to Feed the World

by (author) Trina Moyles

photographs by K.J. Dakin

University of Regina Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2018
Photojournalism, Agriculture & Food, Essays
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“[Women Who Dig] belongs in the canon of food studies. I’ll be thinking about the testimonies in this book for a very long time to come.” Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing

“Trina Moyles reveals the determination, imagination, and resilience of women from around the world who are engaged in persistent struggles to produce food. Their stories tell a lot about social and environmental justice, hope, community, and what really matters.” Annette Desmarais, Canada Research Chair in Human Rights, Social Justice, and Food Sovereignty

“Every page of this book glows with Moyles’s affection for the women she travels the world to meet…. an elegantly-written tribute to those who coax food from soil.” Marcello Di Cintio, author of Walls

“Rigorous and insightful …. [An] invaluable contribution to the conversation we all should be having about sustainable farming.” Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of Food and the City

About the authors

Trina Moyles is a freelance writer, journalist, photographer, human rights activist, and community organizer. Her works of fiction and poetry have been published in many literary journals, and her journalism in many magazines and websites. Over the past ten years, Moyles has worked intimately with rural organizations and communities in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Cuba, Canada, and East Africa. She focuses her research and writing on social and environmental justice, food security, nutrition, and gender equality. She lives in Peace River, Alberta.

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As a photojournalist and writer, KJ Dakin aims to complement the power of images with the context of words. Look for her hitchhiking on the asphalt of Eastern Europe, treeplanting across British Columbia's rugged crags, or sipping whiskey in smoky watering holes from Nicaragua to Bosnia and South Africa.

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