Women's History Month Resources
"March is Women's History Month. As an overly oppressed group women have been degraded, looked down upon, and under appreciated in society. The harm that has been caused by decades of suppression is reflected upon this month as we look forward to brighter days to come. To help us on this journey to a more just world for all womankind here is a list of resources to help us on our way." - Neena, Youth Education Director at MAP
The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood ( audio book)
A small selection of Women Activists, we acknowledge the work of resillient women throughout history.
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties (1972). Her motto and title of her autobiography—Unbossed and Unbought—illustrates her outspoken advocacy for women and minorities during her seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Michals, Debra. "Shirley Chisholm." National Women's History Museum. National Women's History Museum, 2015. 3/09/21.
As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012 but survived. In 2014, she became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria.
Her work has been translated into over thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, and Zoetrope. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and a New York Times Notable Book; and Americanah, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named one of The New York Times Top Ten Best Books of 2013. Ms. Adichie is also the author of the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck.
Miss Major Griffin Gracy
Miss Major is a veteran of the historic “Stonewall Rebellion” and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply “Mama” to many in her community. Her personal story and activism for Transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960’s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, Trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men’s jails and prisons.
Staff Picks For Women's History Month
Women's History Picks from MAP Staff
Chef Jenny Dorsey - Asian American Chef and Writer
Samin Nosrat - Chef, Educator, Author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Elements to Good Home Cooking
Miss Wondersmith - Blogger, Forager and Food Artist
Buwei Yang Chao - Chinese American Physician and Writer. She is credited with coining the terms “PotSticker” and “Stir Fry” and her influence on Chinese-American Cooking.
Women in Food - 15 classes on cooking and gardening featuring women in food around WNY