The Feminist Utopia Project (Feminist Press, 2015) is an anthology of essays and art that imagines what a feminist world would look like, featuring contributions from today's most visionary activists and thinkers, including Janet Mock, Mia Mckenzie, Sheila Heti and Melissa Harris Perry. The anthology pushes us to dream bigger. And weirder. To want more. To move beyond critique and to imagine omnivorously so that we can make unprecedented feminist demands. Too many of us know too intimately the ways sexism constrains our lives. Often unspoken, though, is the way misogyny limits our imaginations.
Edited by myself & Alexandra Brodsky
The Feminist Press, October 2015
“A TOP TEN QUEER AND FEMINIST BOOK OF THE YEAR" by Autostraddle
“WILDLY CREATIVE" —Kirkus
“Brodsky and Nalebuff have captured the VIBRANCY that is currently infusing a new generation of feminists, while challenging the limitations still informed by politics and history.” —Booklist
“This volume will be read and passed among those keen to explore how feminist dreaming may advance a more feminist reality." —Library Journal
"The collection's DIVERSE VISIONS and the APPLAUSE-WORTHY, RALLYING intro by Brodsky and Nalebuff prove that we might not have to wait that long for these dreams to become real." —BUST
“Brilliantly gathering dispatches, reports and speculative fiction by feminists from all walks of life, The Feminist Utopia Project enacts its own utopia: a STATE-OF-THE-ART FEMINISM where human experience meshes with institutional policy and public life. Drawn from dozens of feminisms, this book shows new ways to dream and to do.” —Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick
We did a lot of interviews about the project, but our chat with the Los Angeles Review of Books is certainly my favorite.
Some photos from our readings:
Reginald Dwayne Betts at our reading at Artspace in New Haven
The crowd at Artspace as Amy Jean Porter reads from her contribution, featured below.
Daniel Jose Older and Chanelle Adams reading at the Red Room in NYC.
A theatrical re-enactment of an interview in the anthology at Green Apple Books in San Francisco.
Yumi Sakugawa discusses her illustration at Skylight Books in Los Angeles.
The project continues to grow on Instagram.