History vs Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don't Want You to Know (Feiwel & Friends)
PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held at the Edendale Library located at 2011 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026. It has been moved from the previous location: Barnsdall Gallery Theatre.
This event is free and open to the public. You can RSVP here. If you'd like to puchase a copy of History Vs. Women you can do so onsite. Books will be $22.
Rebels, rulers, scientists, artists, warriors and villains. Women are, and have always been, all these things and more. Looking through the ages and across the globe, Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency, along with Ebony Adams PhD, have reclaimed the stories of twenty-five remarkable women who dared to defy history and change the world around them. From Mongolian wrestlers to Chinese pirates, Native American ballerinas to Egyptian scientists, Japanese novelists to British prime ministers, History vs Women will reframe the history that you thought you knew. This standout nonfiction title is the perfect read for teens (or adults!) who want the true stories of phenomenal women. With beautiful full-color illustrations of each woman and a bold graphic design, History vs Women takes readers around the world and across generations to women whose lives and accomplishments have impacted both their societies and our own.
Anita Sarkeesian is an award-winning media critic and the creator and executive director of Feminist Frequency, an educational nonprofit that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives.Best known as the creator and host of Feminist Frequency’s highly influential series Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, Anita lectures at universities, conferences and game development studios around the world. Anita dreams of owning a life-size replica of Buffy’s scythe. She is the coauthor of History vs Women.
Photo by Jessica Zollman
Ebony Adams, Ph.D. is an author, activist, and former college educator whose work foregrounds the lives and work of black women in the diaspora. She lives in Los Angeles with a steadily-increasing collection of Doctor Who memorabilia. She writes widely on film criticism, social justice, and pop culture, and is the coauthor of History vs Women.
Photo by Kevin Will
Janina Gavankar is an American actress and musician. She is trained as a pianist, vocalist, and orchestral percussionist, and majored in Theatre Performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Gavankar best known for her roles in Blindspotting, Star Wars Battlefront II, HBO’s True Blood, and FOX’s supernatural drama Sleepy Hollow.
CAN'T ATTEND? Please purchase a copy of History Vs. Women by calling the store at (323) 660-1175 or ordering online at www.skylightbooks.com. We'll do our best to get it signed for you. (Just be sure to click the purple "Signed Copy" button on the next screen once you add the book to your cart.) You may pick up this book in the store after the event, or have it shipped to you.