About the Book



When We Knew We Were Feminists
April 2010
Trade Paperback · 240 Pages
$16.95 U.S. · €12.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781580052856
Seal Press


When did you know you were a feminist? Whether it happened at school, at work, while watching TV, or reading a book, many of us can point to a particular moment when we knew we were feminists. In Click, editors Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan bring us a range of women—including Jessica Valenti, Amy Richards, Shelby Knox, Winter Miller, and Jennifer Baumgardner—who share stories about how that moment took shape for them.

Sometimes emotional, sometimes hilarious, this collection gives young women who already identify with the feminist movement the opportunity to be heard—and it welcomes into the fold those new to the still-developing story of feminism.

About the Authors

Courtney E. Martin is the author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters and co-author of The Naked Truth, the life story of HIV/AIDS activist Marvelyn Brown. She is a senior correspondent for The American Prospect and the Book Editor of Feministing.com. Martin's work frequently appears in The Christian Science Monitor, Alternet, and Publishers Weekly, among other publications. She has spoken at colleges and conferences throughout the nation and is a frequent commentator on national media, including The O’Reilly Factor, The Today Show, Good Morning America and CNN. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the best-selling novel Commencement. Sullivan is a Brooklyn-based writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Elle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, In Style, Men’s Vogue, the New York Observer, Tango, and in the essay anthology The Secret Currency of Love. She is a contributor to the website www.someecards.com, serves on the advisory board of Girls Write Now. Sullivan works in the editorial department of the New York Times. Read more about her at www.jcourtneysullivan.com.