A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2021
Hip-hop and feminism combine in this empowering guide with attitude, from best-selling author Brittney Cooper and founding members of the Crunk Feminist Collective.
Loud and rowdy girls, quiet and nerdy girls, girls who rock naturals, girls who wear weave, outspoken and opinionated girls, girls still finding their voice, queer girls, trans girls, and gender nonbinary young people who want to make the world better: Feminist AF uses the insights of feminism to address issues relevant to today’s young womxn.
What do you do when you feel like your natural hair is ugly, or when classmates keep touching it? How do you handle your self-confidence if your family or culture prizes fair-skinned womxn over darker-skinned ones? How do you balance your identities if you’re an immigrant or the child of immigrants? How do you dress and present yourself in ways that feel good when society condemns anything outside of the norm? Covering colorism and politics, romance and pleasure, code switching, and sexual violence, Feminist AF is the empowering guide to living your feminism out loud.
About the Author
Brittney Cooper is an associate professor at Rutgers University, cofounder of the Crunk Feminist Collective, and author of Eloquent Rage.
Chanel Craft Tanner, PhD, is director of the Center for Women at Emory and founding member of the Crunk Feminist Collective.
Susana Morris, PhD, is an associate professor at Georgia Tech and cofounder of the Crunk Feminist Collective.
Bold and thorough. . . A necessary life companion.
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A take-no-prisoners, hip hop-infused manual.... The authors hit all the right notes, consistently conveying strength, confidence, and authority. Required reading for Black teenage girls.