Women & Children First needs your help re-creating our space. With a store-wide renovation, we will pay tribute to our history while also rejuvenating our present—both physically and philosophically—to meet the emerging needs of young feminists and create a platform for the increasingly diverse voices that are joining this movement. The sustainability of the bookstore depends upon the ampersand (&) in our name. Focusing on a past, present, and future of inclusiveness, we welcome…
I can’t say enough good things about Women & Children First. They are an amazing store doing amazing intersectional work and I look forward to seeing what the new owners can bring to the table. If you have a couple of bucks to throw their way, their dream is to revamp the store to have more space for authors, events, support groups, and activism, please consider donating to their fundraiser.
There are so few feminist bookstores left in the US but I can’t under-emphasize how important it was to me personally and (probably to others) to be able to walk into a store and find books on the shelf about queer people. I wish there was one in every city. But even if Chicago is nowhere near you, I think that stores like this are so great for women authors to give them the spotlight that they often don’t get in the traditional literary world.
So even if you can’t donate, reblog and signal boost please.