She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

“I Know What I Am” Book Release

When: Today, Sept. 24th at 7:00 pm
Where: Left Bank Books Collective, 92 Pike St Seattle

From the author of “Summertime” and “The Roaming Heart,” join Left Bank Books Collective for the book release of Gina Siciliano’s newest: “I Know What I Am: The True Story of Artimisia Gentileschi, Part 1,” published on Mend My Dress Press.

Against the backdrop of a repressive and violent 17th century Rome, “I Know What I Am” tells the incredible story of female painter Artemisia Gentileschi. In a world where the Catholic Church controls the government, restricts free expression, and suppresses women’s power, Artemisia fights to overcome the odds and create covertly political work that challenges the culture’s acceptance of sexual violence and its restrictive view of women.

It’s a one-of-a-kind graphic novel that serves as both a sweeping history of a time period few people today understand and an extraordinary woman that subverted the society she was born into to become a ground-breaking artist.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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