Women’s Warrior Society

$17.00 each

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These women are invisible, no, they are at the forefront, readying for battle; they are underpaid factory workers, no, they are wolves, readying for the hunt; they walk into a bar, no, a library, no, a sweatlodge, and they make magic and they survive.

Available in paperback or hardcover.  Lois Beardslee (Ojibwe/Lacandon),  The Women’s Warrior Society.

“They are reaching out and touching one another, nurturing one another, strengthening one another. They are making each other stronger. They are making each other bolder.” They are the ogitchidaakweyag, da wimen warriors. These women are invisible, no, they are at the forefront, readying for battle; they are underpaid factory workers, no, they are wolves, readying for the hunt; they walk into a bar, no, a library, no, a sweatlodge, and they make magic and they survive. Whether staggering from exhaustion, confronting baby stealers by design or indifference, taking on white privilege and Manifest Destiny, combing their daughters’ hair, battling racist textbooks and the teachers who hold them dear, ridiculing clueless wannabes and their endless quest for secrets, or showing by example the many ways we love our children and try to keep them safe, these ogitchidaakweyag—despite the best intentions of the dominant society—are not going away. And someone really ought to give Lois Beardslee that Pulitzer.