Well, we’ve only gone and sent Nasty Women to print. It’s been less than three months since we decided to do the project, and just over a month since we launched on Kickstarter, so to be able to put together such an incredible collection in such a short time is something we’re really proud of. Thank you for supporting us – without you it wouldn’t be possible.
Given the tight schedule, it’s natural that some changes in the collection’s line-up could occur. Unfortunately, Anna Cosgrave’s piece on Repeal the 8th in Ireland couldn’t be included in the end, but we do have two incredible additions: Belle Owen writes about her experience with disability and refusing to be separated into where society thinks she should be, and Kristy Diaz writes about why she’s no longer the cool girl in punk rock. You can read about all of our contributors here.
There’s just a few weeks left to go until Nasty Women will be winging its way to you, but in the meantime, here’s some of the feedback to get you excited:
'An essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now' - Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale (Twitter)
'This is a stunning collection of essays: moving, brutal and searingly honest. Nasty Women makes for powerful, essential reading. Everyone should read this inspiring book' - Cat Clarke, author of The Lost and the Found
‘An important if not essential collection of essays, this book is almost impossible to put down. It will make you proud to call yourself a Nasty Woman.’ – Louise O’Neill, author of Asking For It
'An essential, incredible multitudinous riot of voices... required reading.' – Nikseh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant
We can’t wait to share it with you.
In the meantime, if you backed the book on Kickstarter and your interest in Nasty Women hinges completely on the essay that had to be replaced, do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ve also got loads of events in the works, and much more to come, so a huge thank you again for allowing us to make this happen. If you didn't manage to get your copy ordered via Kickstarter, Nasty Women is now also available for pre-order at 404ink.com.
Let's do this.