Canceled: Feminist Reading Group: Shrill by Lindy West

The December 18th event has been canceled.

Tuesdays, December 4 & 18, 7:30-9:30pm
Hosted by Eileen Ybarra
Max 20 participants
Free / RSVP

This month, FRG founder Eileen Ybarra will host a discussion of Shrill by Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer Lindy West. West’s work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. Shrill, her memoir, is a “witty and cathartic take on toxic misogyny and fat shaming. She comes to accept her body just as Internet trolls congregate en masse to try to rip this new confidence from her, but she’s rearing to fight back.” (NPR)

Eileen Ybarra is a Chicana feminist librarian who is passionate about books and feminist community. She is also a writer and mindfulness meditation instructor.

Feminist Reading Group is a long standing WCCW community program founded by Dawn Finley and Eileen Ybarra. The group has explored many themes — feminist histories, race, class, gender, space, sexuality, art-making, culture, creative practices, relationship, conflict, globalism, family, colonialism, media, aging, work, organizing, reading, politics, writing, activism, and technology, among others — through reading fiction and nonfiction, and through an open process of sharing. If you would like to host a session of Feminist Reading Group, let us know what book you’d like to read! Email [email protected].

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact [email protected] at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.