The January 30th issue of Publisher’s Weekly has an editorial entitled “Standing Up to President Trump.” PW’s editor, Jim Milliot wrote: “At a time when Trump and his highest aides seem all too willing to embrace ‘alternative facts’ and to undermine Americans’ confidence in our most fundamental institutions, book publishing’s mission—to provide Americans with credible, vital information, and to tell the stories that reflect the diversity that is the strength of our nation—is invaluable.”
We feel our mission, our dedication to literary fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books that celebrate the unique and under-represented voices of women, is more important than ever. As a publisher devoted to works by women, it is our duty to do what we can to ensure the voices of women are not only heard, but preserved for future generations. When we were watching millions of women marching in protest throughout the world, we saw millions of stories of sacrifice, courage, and conviction.
We saw the power that comes from women standing up for their rights. We were reminded of the fights waged in previous generations as Angela Davis and Gloria Steinem spoke, and we saw a new generation of women determined to fight for the rights they have and to keep fighting for equal rights. We knew we had to capture the stories of these women to inspire other women today and in the future to take up the fight. And most importantly, to keep the truth alive.
We are collecting stories for an anthology from women who have a personal tale of protest, of an act of resistance, or of something proactive to help the fight for woman rights. Or who have a great story about a known or unknown women’s rights hero. Or who are just plain angry right now and want their voice to be heard.
Indivisible We Stand – Women’s Voices Raised in Protest is an anthology of tales from the front lines of the ongoing battle for equal rights for all women around the world. Raise your voice and send us your story–you know, the one you often think about and tell; the story that turned you into a warrior for women’s rights.
And keep on marching!