The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities
Ching-In Chen, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Jai Dulani
The editors - Abused women - 325 pages
Focused on partner abuse in radical, queer, and activist communities, this comp zine contains essays operating on both personal and organization levels. Women that identify as queer and hetero, of color and white, differently-abled and typically-abled all contribute, as well as organizations such as INCITE!, Communities Against Rape and Abuse, and Philly's Pissed. Articles address physical, verbal, and mental abuse, abuse and disability, intersections of oppressions, queer relationships, abuse and trans folks, consent, "mutual abuse," and offer suggestions for communities dealing with intimate partner violence. Included is a list of all featured organizations and their contact information, as well as lots of resources and recommended books and websites.
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