In October, BKF fellow Sheila Bapat was published alongside over fifty influential voices in the book The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future. This collection features interviews, essays, speculative fiction, poetry, manifestos, art, and more. Contributors include Janet Mock, Sheila Heti, and Melissa Harris-Perry. In Sheila’s piece, the family is reconceptualized in order to give economic agency to caregivers—people who are often disproportionately women. To learn more, be sure to join Sheila tonight, October 19, as she gives a reading from her piece at Green Apple Books on the Park. Copies of The Feminist Utopia Project can be purchased online at The Feminist Press.
Sheila Bapat became a BKF fellow in 2009 when Mary Hughes chose her to help launch a non-partisan national movement to get more women into political office—the 2012 Project. Sheila’s impassioned work is largely concerned with feminist economics. Her first book, Part of the Family? Nannies, Housekeepers, Caregivers and the Battle for Domestic Workers’ Rights, similarly, explores the themes of domestic labor, political advocacy, and the family.
Title: Reading of The Feminist Utopia Project
Date: Monday , October 19 | 7:30–8:00 p.m.
Location: Green Apple Books on the Park
Website: The Feminist Utopia Project