|Grrrl Gang Manila aims to create a safe, non judgemental space for women in the Philippines |
to discuss the issues that affect them.
Saab Magalona, who invited me to the first meet, wrote about it on her blog, including a tidbit from me!
Since its first ever meetup which was held last March, I have tried to be as active as I can. But given the personal circumstances that have happened in the last few months, I am also just now picking up the slack -- by doing self-promotion hahaha.
One of the projects we have for Grrrl Gang Manila is our very own book club! We don't have a fancy name, as you can tell from the title, but we are committed to come together and discuss feminist literature.
Wikipedia defines Feminist Literature as:
"Feminist literature is fiction or nonfiction which supports the feminist goals of defining, establishing and defending equal civil, political, economic and social rights for women. It often identifies women's roles as unequal to those of men – particularly as regards status, privilege and power – and generally portrays the consequences to women, men, families, communities and societies as undesirable."
The last book we read with the book club is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists, which I really loved. (If you're familiar, you'd probably recall that Beyoncé featured excerpts of this book (which was adapted originally from Adichie's TEDx speech in 2012) on her song ***Flawless.
One of my favorite excerpts from the book:
Here are our previous reads:
Our new title for the month of September: Bad Feminist (Essays) by Roxane Gay!
If you want to be part of the book club, click here to find us on Facebook! :)