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Join us as we host award-winning writer and activist Soraya Chemaly in conversation with Twanna A. Hines. They will discuss Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger, Chemaly’s timely conversation-shifting book urging 21st century women to understand their anger, embrace its power, and use it for positive change. “Anger is our natural reaction to perceived injustice,” writes Chemaly. “It is a tool like any other, which means not being proficient with it puts us at a major disadvantage, and often in harm’s way.” Through a combination of priceless stories, rigorous research and interviews with women of all backgrounds, the author argues for a fresh conception of one of our core emotions.
Analyzing female anger as it relates to topics like self‐worth, objectification, pain, care, fear, silence, denial, and political authoritarianism, Chemaly illuminates how we are socialized from a young age to repress our anger. She outlines the harm that this causes and then helps us learn how to marshal our rage as a tool for positive change.
Just as Quiet brought about a new embrace of introversion, Rage Becomes Her will bring about an embrace of anger that will leave women feeling liberated, inspired, and connected to an entire universe of women who are no longer interested in making nice. This is a vital new book for the 21st-century woman: a pitch perfect, accessible credo written by one of today’s most influential feminist thinkers.
Soraya Chemaly is an award-winning writer and activist whose works focus on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion, and media. She is the Director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project which aims to curb online abuse, increase media and tech diversity, and expand women’s freedom of expression. After occupying various leadership positions in corporate marketing and founding her own consulting firm, she returned to her writing and advocacy work full time. Her articles appear frequently in Time, The Guardian, The Nation, HuffPost, and The Atlantic. Follow her on Twitter at @schemaly and learn more at sorayachemaly.com and WomensMediaCenter.com.
Twanna A. Hines is founder and CEO of FUNKY BROWN CHICK, Inc. An entrepreneur and award-winning sex and relationships educator, she has appeared on CNN, NPR, Sirius, CBC (Canadian National Radio), Paris Première (French Television), and in documentary films. She has written for The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Time Out New York, Lifetime, Mashable, Nerve, New York Press, Fast Company and The Huffington Post. Her work also appears in the books Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak, Migration and Immigration: A Global View, and On Purpose: Rhetorical Analysis of Non-Fiction.
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Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 6:00pm