A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
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.