Wed, Nov 09|
Our Red Book | A conversation with editor Rachel Kauder Nalebuff and contributors
Join us to celebrate the release of OUR RED BOOK!
Time & Location
Nov 09, 2022, 6:30 PM
About the Event
About the book
A collection of essays, oral histories, and artworks about periods across all stages of life, gathered by the editor of the New York Times bestselling anthology My Little Red Book.
After hearing a harrowing coming-of-age story from her great aunt, Rachel Kauder Nalebuff started gathering stories about menstruation in her family that had never been told. What began as an oral history project quickly snowballed: Rachel heard from family and friends, and then from strangers—writers, experts, community leaders, activists, young people, and other visionaries—about the most intimate physical transformations in their lives.
Our Red Book takes us through stories of first periods, last periods, missing periods, and everything about bleeding that people wish they had been told. Weaving together powerful voices—from teenagers, midwives, Indigenous scholars, Olympic athletes, incarcerated writers, disoriented fathers, elected leaders who fought to make period products free, friends transitioning genders, grandmothers, and lovers—the book invites us on a collective journey of growth and change, with Rachel’s own voice as a guide.
About the editor
Rachel Kauder Nalebuff is the editor of the forthcoming Our Red Book (Simon & Schuster, 2022) and of the New York Times best-selling My Little Red Book (Hachette, 2009). She co-edited The Feminist Utopia Project (Feminist Press, 2015) with Alexandra Brodsky. Her book Stages (Thick Press, 2020) is a hybrid collection of writing and interviews with end-of-life care workers that “feels truly revolutionary, in both form and in content” (Elif Batuman). She teaches drama at senior centers and nonfiction writing at Yale University.
Participating contributors as follows:
Mary Marge Locker
Salty Xi Jie Ng
Mariana Roa Oliva
All Hands in Motion will be present for ASL interpretation.