The Revolution Is Female is a hardcover photography book by New York City photographer Kristen Blush. The book includes three years of documentary photography (2016-2018) as Blush captured Hillary Clinton’s historic presidential campaign and the rise of the current feminist movement.
The Revolution Is Female debuted in Brooklyn in December of 2017 as a 16-piece photography show. Following the success of the exhibition, Blush decided to expand her show into a 128 page book. She invited supporters to pre-order their copy, and when Hillary Clinton took notice of the project on Twitter, with two words, “Love this!”, Clinton rallied the support needed to create 800 first editions:
From Blush’s perspective the book does not have an end. It has a beginning, middle, and then one more beginning—the beginning of a feminist future. She titled three sections of the book: I’m With Her, celebrating Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and her enthusiastic supporters, Resist, representing the fierce feminist movement that rose from the ashes of an illegitimate election, and Onward, marking the persistence and progress as resilient women in politics, healthcare, arts, finance, and beyond. She also included submissions and quotes from women in the movement, as well as featured an oil painting by artist, TL Duryea, from her daily political portrait project.
Limited copies are available and may be ordered here. The Library of Congress added a copy to their collection, as well as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, Public Advocate Letitia James, and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“BLUSH’S BOOK IS FULL OF INSPIRATIONAL ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, AND CHANGEMAKERS. IF YOU’RE FEELING AS EXHAUSTED AS WE ARE, IT MIGHT BE JUST WHAT YOU NEED TO REMEMBER HOW POWERFUL THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT IS TODAY.” —BUST MAGAZINE