We Got Issues! A Young Women's Guide to a Bold, Courageous, And Empowered Life (Paperback)
|In 2005, the “ We Got Issues” team, Rha Goddess and JLove Calderon, traveled the country gathering rants from over 1,000 women, from Rikers Island to the Republican National Convention. They held community dialogues, rantfests, and Red Tent gatherings. This joyful call-to-arms by young women warriors collects the best of those events. "We Got Issues!" showcases a new feminine generation as they speak honestly and courageously about the 10 most important issues facing young women today, from money and racism, to relationships and motherhood. Each chapter frames a particular issue socially, culturally, and politically. A diverse range of rants, poems, and monologues are accompanied by an inspiring portrait of a woman warrior, "rituals of empowerment," quotes, statistics, and trends. Powerful black-and-white images capture these spiritual descendents of Eve Ensler, Alice Walker, Jane Fonda, and other old-schoolers acting up, acting out, and demanding change.|
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2004, Rha Goddess, JLove Calderon, and the "We Got Issues" team traveled the country gathering rants from more than 1,000 women, from Rikers Island to the Republican National Convention. WE GOT ISSUES showcases a diverse range of these rants, poetry pieces, and essays-with each chapter focusing on one of ten issues, from money and racism to sexuality and relationships. The real, raw, and righteous commentary also incudes an inspiring portrait of a Woman Warrior; Rituals of Empowerment; and quotes, statistics, and trends.A provocative exploration of some of the most significant social issues facing young women today, culled from the authors' national travels to such sites as Rikers Island and the Republican National Convention, features discussions about such topics as race, money, and motherhood. Original.