Witches : the transformative power of women working together

by George-Allen, Sam,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Summary
Covens. Girl bands. Ballet troupes. Convents. In all times and places, girls and women have come together in communities of vocation, of necessity, of support. And wherever women gather, magic happens. Female farmers change the way we grow our food. Online beauty communities democratise the intricacies of skincare. Teen girls invent phrases that enter the urban lexicon and choose our next pop superstars. Patriarchal societies have long been content to uphold men's and boys' clubs, while viewing groups that exclude men as sites of rivalry and suspicion. In this deeply personal exploration of what women make together, Sam George-Allen delves into workplaces, industries and social groups to dismantle the cultural myth of female isolation and uncover the inherent revolutionary potential of these groups. Thoughtful, intimate, and convincing, What We Do Together is a long-overdue celebration of the power and pleasure of working with other women.
Contents
Teen girls: This emotion
Girl bands: In concert
Make-up: The beauty club
Sports women: The body is a verb
Dancers: Moving together in time
Trans women: Transitioning to girl power
Midwives: Maga gravida
Sex workers: Laws of Babylon
Farmers: Turning the Earth
Matriarchal societies: Imagining Themyscira
Nuns: A radical order
Aunty dawn daylight: Dawn in Brisbane
Witches: The crone.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "George-Allen is not going to beg the reader for attention or to take her seriously, but her words are carefully chosen to compellingly describe women's experiences. These words are funny and kind; they are also angry, incredulous, demanding, smart, harsh, gentle, and complicated. Simply put, the stories she paints with these words are as multifaceted as the women she describes, just as women actually are. She admits her white, cis-gendered privilege and acknowledges her blind spots, encouraging readers to reflect on theirs. Each chapter provides perspective on women either breaking into male-dominated spaces (weightlifting, farming) or forging new identities within traditionally female-oriented spaces (dance, midwifery, convents). As her title so clearly states, George-Allen doesn't just tell stories, she works with women to give their voices an outlet: a trans woman and an Aboriginal activist each have lengthy first-person narratives detailing their unique life stories. Everyone, from the giddiest teen to the oldest warrior, is treated with respect. Many women will find themselves in the pages of this book.--Sarah Steers Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Women.
Women -- Employment.
Female friendship.
Women employees.
Publisher Brooklyn :2020
Language English
Description 278 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781612198347
1612198341
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