Updated May 2023
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
Feminism, Interrupted Disrupting Power
by Lola Olufemi
This book reclaims feminism from consumerism through exploring state violence against women, reproductive justice, transmisogyny, sex work, gendered Islamophobia and much more, showing that the struggle for gendered liberation is a struggle for justice, one that can transform the world for everybody. More info
All We Can Save: Truth Courage and Solutions for the Climate Crisis
by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson
A collection of essays and poetry from women at the front of the climate movement helping shape feminist climate action and solutions.
Consumed: The Need for Collective Change; Colonialism, Climate Change and Consumerism by Aja Barber
Aja Barber discusses the impact of consumerism on the world through the fashion industry and its unjust and broken cycle helping fuel endemic injustices. Discussing the issues of colonialism, climate change and consumerism, she argues the less you buy into the consumer culture the more power you have for change.
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
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
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 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
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
RADICALS IN CONVERSATION
Feminism, Interrupted’ with Lola Olufemi, Jade Bentil and Gail Lewis. Celebrating the launch of her new book, Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power, Lola Olufemi guest hosts this month’s episode of Radicals in Conversation. Their discussion covers a range of subjects treated in the book, including the history of black feminist organising, grassroots activism, liberal feminism, sex work, the nation state and state violence, gender, trans and queer life, intersectionality, and art.
Listen: Radicals in Conversation
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.
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 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.
best feminist films & tv shows
Gather documents the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty. Watch
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
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. (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 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
Bold change-maker who launched the Free Periods campaign when she was 17 to end period poverty in the UK.
Writer and stylist whose work sparks learning and change within the intersection of sustainability and fashion.
Young Kenyan environment and climate activist who founded the Green Generation Initiative which has planted 30,000 tree seedlings in Kenya.
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.
We would love to hear your recommendations too. Please leave a comment for us and we will try to include it in the next edition.