What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in feminism, good books, women's empowerment, drinking wine and making new girlfriends!

We will pick a new book once a month and meet at a restaurant or bar for drinks and good conversation. In addition, I'd like the group to be a source of professional networking, support, encouragement, well-being, and activism.

Upcoming events (4)

Durham May Book Club Meeting

Dulce Cafe

The May book is "The Power" by Naomi Alderman. In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there’s a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power–they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

Raleigh May Book Club Meeting

The Hibernian

The May book is "The Power" by Naomi Alderman. In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there’s a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power–they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

Durham June Book Club Meeting

Dulce Cafe

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. Everywhere we turn, there are messages that tell us who, what and how we’re supposed to be. So, we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame, judgment, criticism and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, is the leading authority on the power of vulnerability, and has inspired thousands through her top-selling books Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and The Gifts of Imperfection, her wildly popular TEDx talks, and a PBS special. Based on seven years of her ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we’re all in this together. Brown writes, “We need our lives back. It’s time to reclaim the gifts of imperfection—the courage to be real, the compassion we need to love ourselves and others, and the connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life. These are the gifts that bring love, laughter, gratitude, empathy and joy into our lives.”

2019 FEMINIST 5K

John Chavis Memorial Park

Join us for the 2019 Feminist 5k! This is a fun run/walk/renunciation of the patriarchy, now in its 3rd year. Net proceeds from the event go to the Women’s Center of Wake County. You can find all the event details at https://feminist5k.org/event-details

Past events (9)

Raleigh April Book Club Meeting

Mellow Mushroom

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