THE FEMINIST HIT LIST

Feminist Hit List - best feminist films, podcasts, books and more

Updated 1st December 2021

THE BEST FEMINIST BOOKS, FILMS & PODCASTS

Don’t miss the best eco-feminist podcasts, articles, talks and more with this master list of goodies. With the aim to inspire, motivate and educate, the Feminist Hit List comprises of our favourite eco-feminist driven media. Whether you’re looking for a new podcast to listen to, a new change-maker to follow on Instagram or a documentary to widen your perspective, we have got you covered on all bases!  We’ll be updating this regularly with new recommendations. 

best feminist books & reads

Invisible Women

Invisible Women- by Caroline Criado Perez

In a world that has been built for men, Invisible Women exposes the gender data gap – a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women’s lives. More info

Brick by Brick – Cradle Community

A breathtaking example of feminism

How we build a world without prisons. The fight for prison abolition is a struggle for collective liberation: a transformative vision of a safer world, in which communities live free from exploitation on a thriving planet. More info

Hologram book

The Hologram – Feminist, Peer-to-Peer Health for a Post-Pandemic Future – by Cassie Thornton

In an era when capitalism leaves so many to suffer and to die, with neoliberal ‘self-care’ offering little more than a bandaid, how can we take health and care back into our hands? In The Hologram, Cassie Thornton puts forward a bold vision for revolutionary care: a viral, peer-to-peer feminist health network. More info

Every Woman's Gide to Saving the Planet

Every Woman’s Guide to Saving the Planet 

Never underestimate the difference one person can make. From climate bystander to international campaigner, read Nathalie’s compelling call to action.

Why Women will save the Planet

Why Women Will Save The Planet

This collection of essays asks the question ‘could women’s empowerment transform the chances of achieving environmental sustainability?’ and (no surprises!) the answer is a resounding yes. This book platforms key voices in the ecofeminist movement and is a call to action for all women interested in becoming part of the climate justice movement.

BEST FEMINIST PODCASTS

BROWN DON’T FROWN

Featuring new guest(s) from different walks of life in each episode, this podcast breaks down presumptions about different cultures, and shines a positive light on the stories of underrepresented women. We loved episode 36 – Dina Begam on the symbolism of Bangladeshi food and hospitality.  

Listen: Podfollow

Brown don't frown

FORTUNATELY … WITH FI AND JANE

A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn’t. Released every Friday.

Listen: BBC Sounds

THE V WORD

“Lady bit talks by lady docs”. A truly excellent podcast hosted by two “badass gynaecologists”. Tune in for intersectional discussions on policy, birth control and climate change.

Listen: iTunes, Stitcher, PlayerFM

The V Word podcast

BALANCED BLACK GIRL

Hosted by personal trainer and nutritionist, Lestraundra “Les” Alfred, this podcast carves a safe space for women of colour to talk about self-care, self-love and wellbeing.

Listen: iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify.

Balanced Black Girl

THE GUILTY FEMINIST 

Hosted by comedian Deborah Frances-White, with a selection of epic guests, ‘The Guilty Feminist’ dives deep into all topics concerning 21st century feminism and descontructs the all too present feeling in many modern day feminist that they are ‘not a good enough feminist’. Tune in for honest conversations and lots of laughs.

Listen: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, The Guilty Feminist Website

The Guilty Feminist

best feminist films & tv shows

Gather

GATHER

Gather documents the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty. Watch

MAID

Alex turns to housecleaning to make ends meet as she escapes an abusive relationship. This mini series highlights the issues around childcare, gender inequality and poverty. Watch

Period End of Sentence film

PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. 

Academy Award-winning documentary film about a feminist revolution in India to fight the global shame about periods. Watch on YouTube or Netflix.

I am Greta film

I Am Greta. 

Intimate documentary about Greta Thunberg who has become the voice of a generation with never-before seen footage. Watch on BBC IPlayer.

Ethos film

Ethos. (8-part series)

Compelling drama set in Istanbul, Turkey. Unique women from starkly different backgrounds meet one another to find connection. Watch on Netflix.

Knock Down House film

KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE 

‘Knock Down the House’ looks back at the political campaigns of four female Democrats running for Congress in the 2018 United States elections. These women are determined to alter the American political landscape for the better and lead the fight against a collapsing healthcare system, wage inequality, police violence and climate justice. Watch on Netflix.

BEST FEMINIST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS 

DOMIPALMER

Dominique Palmer is a climate justice activist in England who features in Forbes 100 UK Environmentalists list. An organiser within Fridays for Future International.

DOMINIQUE PALMER

GURLSTALK

Mental health resources and community for gurls to share, listen and support each other. Podcast too.  Founded by @adwoaaboh

AMIKA GEORGE

Bold change-maker who launched the Free Periods campaign when she was 17 to end period poverty in the UK.

Amiika George

Aja barber

Writer and stylist whose work sparks learning and change within the intersection of sustainability and fashion.

Aja Barber

Elizabeth Wanjiru 

 Young Kenyan environment and climate activist who founded the Green Generation Initiative which has planted 30,000 tree seedlings in Kenya.

Elizabeth Wanjiru

Alice Aedy 

Climate justice focused photographer and film-maker that recently co-founded ‘earthrise studio’, a media platform created with the aim of communicating climate issues. Alice’s work often focuses on the intersection between climate justice and the refugee crisis and well as campaigning against FGM.

Alice Aedy

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