Bringing it Home: Women Talk about Feminism in Their Lives

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    Brenda Lea Brown (ed.)

    Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

    Year: 1996

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 360 pages

    ISBN: 9781551520346

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Bringing It Home: Women Talk About Feminism in Their Lives is a kitchen sink to corporate boardroom collection of essays that peels away the rhetoric from feminist discourse.

Thirty-something years after the resurrection of the modern Women's movement--at the height of skepticism about the relevance of feminism (some say it's dead)--this lively gathering of deeply personal narratives brings feminism home and sits her down with twenty-four other interesting women to discuss life, love, motherhood, daughterhood, work, art, sex, science, sports, and community.

Editor Brenda Lea Brown has brought together an impressive roster of contributors-from different generations, different walks of life, different geographical, ethnic, and religious communities.

"I wanted to hear from women who are not regular spokespeople for feminism and to find out how they negotiated the sometimes intractable waters between their lives and their ideals," she says.

"It was a relief to discover that I wasn't the only woman in the world who felt as though she was living in the shadow of an impenetrable monolith called feminism. It was empowering to learn that individual feminist women do not all think alike--they have not all read the same books or made themselves aware of each others' issues."

In her foreword to the collection, Rosemary Brown, former British Columbia MLA and Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission writes: "The personal lives recorded in this book clearly outline how . . . we are resurrecting our histories, restoring our ancestors to their rightful place, and preparing our children and grandchildren to ensure that the path to the future continues to right the wrongs of the past."

About Some of the Contributors
Patty Osborne is the author of "The Academy of Motherhood," an essay in the book Bringing It Home, edited by Brenda Lea Brown. She writes two blogs, one of which is hosted at and the other is at She is also a frequent contributor to Geist magazine.

Larissa Lai is the author of four novels: The Lost Century, The Tiger Flu (Lambda Literary Award winner), Salt Fish Girl, and When Fox is a Thousand, and three poetry books, Sybil Unrest (with Rita Wong), Automaton Biographies (shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), and Iron Goddess of Mercy. She is also the winner of Lambda Literary's Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize, and an Astraea Foundation Award. Until 2022, she was the Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Calgary where she directed the Insurgent Architects' House for Creative Writing. In 2023, she will become the Richard Charles Lee Chair in Chinese Canadian Studies at the University of Toronto.

Kate Braid is a poet, writer, and teacher. Her poetry books include Covering Rough Ground, To this Cedar Fountain, and Inward to the Bones, winner of the VanCity Book Award. Her essay "On Finding Sisterhood" appears in Bringing It Home, edited by Brenda Lea Brown.

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