Format: Paperback original
Release Date: 2011-05-01
The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities
Ching-In Chen (Editor), Jai Dulani (Editor), and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Editor); Andrea Smith (preface)
"The Revolution Starts at Home is an amazing book that signals how much the analysis and praxis has changed within the anti-violence movement."—;Andrea Smith
Based on the popular zine that had reviewers and fans alike demanding more, The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities finally breaks the dangerous silence surrounding the "open secret" of intimate violence—by and toward caretakers, in romantic partnerships, and in friendships—within social justice movements. This watershed collection compiles stories and strategies from survivors and their allies, documenting a decade of community accountability work and delving into the nitty-gritty of creating safety from abuse without relying on the prison industrial complex.
Fearless, tough-minded, and ultimately loving, The Revolution Starts at Home offers life-saving alternatives for ensuring survivor safety while building a road toward a revolution where no one is left behind.
Featuring work by Morgan Bassichis, Meiver De la Cruz, Carol Gomez, Miss Major, Mariko Passion, Jessica Yee, Juliet November, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Gina de Vries, Shannon Perez-Darby, Peggy Munson, Ana-Maurine Lara, Vanessa Huang, Bran Fenner, N., Timothy Colm, The Chrysalis Collective, Rachel Herzing, Isaac Ontiveros, Gaurav Jashnani, RJ Maccani, Alan Greig, Orchid Pusey, gita mehrotra and Connie Burk.