About the Book
Together We Rise: The Women's March is a collection of strong photography and powerful essays aimed at reviving the energy behind the 2017 Women's March. The book features writing from Rowan Blanchard, America Ferrera, Roxane Gay, Ilana Glazer and photography from Adrees Latif, Terrence Jennings, Amanda Marsalis, Ruth Fremson, Todd Heisler, Nicole Craine. It also includes a photo from me!
The first thing you notice about this book is the bright colored cover and the bold text. It screams: "Look at me!" The front and covers are thick and the pages are smooth and light. You can tell that a lot of thought went into the text and layout design because each page complements both the photos and the text equally and consistently. I found myself excited to see what was on the next page.
The photo of mine was included in the section called A Day Without A Women on March 8th 2017. The march would be a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity in which women and their allies would take the day off from paid and unpaid labor, avoid shopping, and wear red to show solidarity with the cause.
The book is organized as a timeline, which starts with election night in the fall of 2016 and continues through the fall of 2017, highlighting major events such as the Women's March and A Day Without Women March. Inside you find essays, portraits, environmental/journalistic photography, quotes, and pieces of artwork.
The New York Times describes this book as "a series of essays that have only grown in relevance...[and] an urgent call to arms for gender equality today."
The book goes on sale Tuesday January 16, 2017.
Big shout out to Felicity Chang for being my awesome model!
This review is my personal observation and opinion*