She Will Rise (Hardcover)
Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality
Grand Central Publishing, 9781538737002, 320pp.
Publication Date: August 11, 2020
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Former Congresswoman Katie Hill shares her experience with misogyny and double standards in politics to help women topple the longstanding power structures that prevent them from achieving equality.
Powerful women who dare to make mistakes still face swifter and more brutal consequences than men, as the events that precipitated Congressional representative Katie Hill's resignation, in which she was the victim of revenge porn, clearly demonstrate. But Katie Hill does not want women to be discouraged from taking positions of power -- in fact, the rampant misogyny we see is all the more reason for women to lead, to work to change the systems that have kept old, wealthy, white men in power for far too long.
In this book, to be published on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment (which gave women the right to vote), Katie Hill looks back on the progress we've made and outlines her battle plan for our future. She details how we can overcome the obstacles holding women back from achieving equal representation in positions of power to create the change we want for the next century. What challenges do women face in the modern era, and what battles will we need to fight in the years to come? Katie Hill is ready to equip readers for the front lines of leadership in all arenas, to guide women in becoming the warriors we need to shape this country for the better.
About the Author
Katie Hill wasn't yet 30 when she embarked on her run for Congress. By 31, she had become not only a Member of Congress but a member of Congressional Leadership. Soon, she was the subject of an HBO docu-series entitled "She's Running," a frequent and ratings-generating cable news guest, and one of the Democratic Party's brightest rising stars. Her campaign attracted the support of dozens of celebrities, including Kristen Bell, Chelsea Handler, Alyssa Milano, and Chris Evans, and she managed to flip a Congressional seat under decades of Republican control-she was the first woman to hold the seat, and the first openly LGBTQ woman to be elected to Congress from California. She resigned from her position less than a year after entering Congress, following a scandal that began a national conversation around questions of bisexuality, domestic abuse, cyber exploitation, workplace power dynamics, and what happens when regular people who live regular lives run for office.
Praise For She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality…
"A new wave of feminism needs new leaders. Katie
Hill's She Will Rise recounts the brave and critical work of the feminists who
got us to where we are today, and explains what we need to do next to achieve
full equality, now that we have taken up the charge. For anyone concerned with
finally having an equal society where women's voices are heard, this book is a
must read."—Alyssa Milano, actor, producer, author, activist
"So many of us
feel disenchanted with the lack of gender equality in public office and
high positions of power. We know that things feel imbalanced, but we don't
know what to do about it. Katie has endured many trials and
tribulations in her fight for this battle. Using her experience, she
provides real answers and a roadmap toward equal representation in She
Will Rise. This book serves as an inspiration and a utility tool for
anyone who thinks the current system in which we operate needs to shift."—Kristin Bell, actor, activist
"Katie Hill has taught us that the
only way to build endurance is to endure. In She Will Rise, we learn about
one unstoppable woman and also about the unstoppability of women."—Carrie Goldberg, victim's rights lawyer
Will Rise is a refreshingly honest assessment of the state of American
women--both what she's overcome and what's standing in the way of
progress. And Hill's personal story of triumph and tragedy will leave you
angry, hopeful, and fired the fuck up."—Erin Ryan, host of Hysteria podcast by Crooked Media, contributor to The Daily Beast
we mark one hundred years since women earned the right to vote, we take pride
in our progress and reflect on all the work left to do. She Will Rise is a
brave and honest look at the structural inequities that hold women back and the
pathways to break down those barriers and make deep, lasting societal change.
Katie Hill lays out a vision for women's rights while interweaving her own personal
story about building power, taking responsibility for mistakes, and moving
forward."—Christine Pelosi, Chair of CA Democratic Party Women's Caucus