Released: October 3, 2017
What makes Brave revolutionary is its global rather than regional reach and its rare inclusion of many young women’s actual voices from around the world. Brave explores young women’s global activism, based on hundreds of interviews—some videotaped and on YouTube, and over 4,000 surveys from eighty-eight countries. The book includes popular cultural references and feminists’ critiques of the economic and political system. Volume 1 is about global issues and Volume 2 (forthcoming) is about regional activism. Discussion questions and activities are included, along with extensive references for changemakers.
Volume 1 discusses The Future is Female, Global Desire for Equality, Global Status of Young Women, Consumerism Targets “Girl Power,” and Global Media Both Helps and Inhibits Girls. Volume 2 includes chapters on the West, Development, Muslim Countries, Egypt, Latin America, Africa, India, China, and Russia.