reading group


Every second Wednesday, starts 20 January

11am Quito | 4 pm Accra | 4pm London | 5pm Brussels | 9.30pm Delhi

We are reading Sara Ahmed’s ‘Living a Feminist Life’


From the book cover:

“In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work. Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become estranged from worlds they critique—often by naming and calling attention to problems—and how feminists learn about worlds from their efforts to transform them. Ahmed also provides her most sustained commentary on the figure of the feminist killjoy introduced in her earlier work while showing how feminists create inventive solutions—such as forming support systems—to survive the shattering experiences of facing the walls of racism and sexism. The killjoy survival kit and killjoy manifesto, with which the book concludes, supply practical tools for how to live a feminist life, thereby strengthening the ties between the inventive creation of feminist theory and living a life that sustains it.”

The reading group is open to everyone and provides a space to engage into discussion and exchange with like-minded. No prior knowledge is required.

20 January – Bringing Feminist Theory Home + Feminism is Sensational

3 February – On being directed + Willfulness and Feminist Subjectivity

17 February – Trying to Transform + Being in Question

17 March – Brick Walls + Fragile Connections

31 March – Feminist Snap+ Lesbian Feminism

14 April – A Killjoy Survival Kit and A Killjoy Manifesto

All welcome.