Take Back the Fight book

We’re excited to release of a book in conjunction with our current exhibition, Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up. In addition to images of many of the materials included in the exhibition, the book includes essays and other writing that will provide context on the histories narrated in the exhibition.  These include:

  • Introduction by Lani Hanna
  • “Lesbian, Feminist, and Queer Histories of Taking Back the Fight,” by Rachel Corbman
  • “My Mother Liked to Fuck,” by Joan Nestle
  • “Resisting Martial Rape,” by Kersti Yllo
  • “How to Make a Fist: Writing on Women’s Self-Defense from the Collection of Interference Archive,” by Louise Barry
  • “Akko Nishimura Creates a Ruckus,” by Sabrina Margarita Alcantara-Tan (reprinted with permission from the zine Bamboo Girl #9)
  • “No Justice When Women Fight Back,” by Victoria Law
  • “Beautiful, Difficult, Powerful” by the Chrysalis Collective (zine reprinted with permission)
  • Statements by The Monument Quilt, Bordamos Feminicidios, Mujeres Grabando Resistencias, and Trans Day of Resistance

It is available at the archive and here online for $15 each. (FYI: when you click the below To Buy link, you will be brought to the Justseeds website. Justseeds is the online distributor for our publications.)

A few images are below: