Dead Feminists

Dead Feminists

Historic Heroines in Living Color
by Chandler O'Leary and Jessica Spring

“This beautifully-illustrated letterpress hardcover weaves drawing, photographs, artifacts, and text to tell the story of 27 pioneers of the women’s movement from Sappho to Eleanor Roosevelt to Shirley Chisholm.” 

A national bestseller, this lushly illustrated book is an inclusive celebration of inspiring women who transformed the world and created social change. Dead Feminists is a gorgeously illustrated letterpress-inspired book showcasing feminist history with a vision for a better future.  
Based on the beloved letterpress poster series of the same name, this book brings feminist history to life, profiling 27 unforgettable forebears of the modern women’s movement such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rachel Carson, and more. Across eras and industries, passions and geographies, this collection of diverse, progressive, and perseverant women faced what looked like insurmountable odds and yet, still, they persisted.
Featured Feminists:
Adina De Zavala • Alice Paul • Annie Oakley • Babe Zaharias • Eleanor Roosevelt • Elizabeth Cady Stanton • Elizabeth Zimmerman • Emma Goldman • Fatima al-Fihri • Gwendolyn Brooks • Harriet Tubman • Imogen Cunningham • Jane Mecom • Marie Curie • Queen Lili’uokalani • Rachel Carson
Rywka Lipszyc • Sadako Sasaki • Sappho • Sarojini Naidu • Shirley Chisholm • Thea Foss • Virginia Woolf • Washington State Suffragists

Dead Feminists is an illuminating and innovative reminder that women can be extraordinary agents of change. Dead Feminists takes feminist inspiration to a new level of artistry and shows how ordinary and extraordinary women have made a difference throughout history (and how you can too).

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