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Echoing Ida Collection

Echoing Ida Collection

by Kemi Alabi, Echoing Ida Collective, Cynthia E. Greenlee and Janna A. Zinzi

Published by Feminist Press

9"x6", 328p, paperback

$24.95

Community reporting that disrupts political and social norms in order to envision a Black, queer liberated future. Rooted in reproductive justice, Echoing Ida harnesses the power of media for social justice, amplifying the struggles and successes of contemporary freedom movements in the US. Founded in 2012, Echoing Ida is a writing collective of Black women and nonbinary writers who, like their foremother Ida B. Wells-Barnett, believe the "way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” Their community reporting spans a wide variety of topics: reproductive justice and abortion politics; new and necessary definitions of family; trans visibility; stigma against Black motherhood; Black mental health; and more. This anthology collects the best of Echoing Ida for the first time, and features a foreword by Michelle Duster, activist and great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Imagining a gender-expansive and liberated future, these essays affirm the powerful combination of #BlackGirlMagic and the hard, unceasing labor of Black people to reimagine the world in which we live.

 

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