Feminist Book Club: Kindred

Book choice by December MISSives guest editor, Margherita Dall’Occo-Vaccaro

As feminists, we’re so often consuming media about what feminism is, what it should look like, how to be better advocates for ourselves and others. In this poetry anthology, Kirli reminds us to connect with each other and nature, and take a second to stop to reflect.

Feminism and work towards equality, particularly disability justice, is never ending. As a person with a disability, my existence is a battle, everyday the lines are blurred between the advocacy I do for work and the advocacy I have to do for myself, for my friends and those around me to participate in everyday life. Kirli reminds me that it’s important to take a break, to stop and reflect, and that connection is so important. A simple read which connects to Australian country, I cannot recommend this book enough. 

YWCA Australia wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work, live and play and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We recognise First Nations people as the custodians of the lands, seas and skies, with more than 60,000 years of wisdom, connection and relationship in caring for Country.

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