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Displays: International Women's Day

International Women's Day

March is Women's History Month and 8th March 2023 is International Women's Day!

This year, inspired by the Paris Review column of the same name, we're inviting you to Feminize Your Canon, and explore work from historically underrated, understudied or critically neglected female, nonbinary and transfeminine artists, designers, writers and creators.

In addition to books, this guide also has a selection of fantastic films from female-identifying directors you can watch now, including award-winning movies, indie classics and international cinema.

Feminize your Canon: Books, eBooks & Magazines

Women in Abstraction
Great Women Painters
Ninth Street Women
Comrade sisters : women of the Black Panther Party
House of psychotic women : an autobiographical topography of female neurosis in horror and exploitation films
Women Can't Paint
Femmes Fatales
Feminine power : the divine to the demonic
Where, when, how often and with whom - Cecily Brown
Miss Dior : a story of courage and couture
A revolution on canvas : the rise of women artists in London and Paris, 1760-1830
Photography : a feminist history
Female View
Women vs Hollywood
Women in the picture : women, art and the power of looking
Hilma af Klint : paintings for the future
How not to exclude artist mothers (and other parents)
Story of Art Without Men
Punk Girls
All Hail the Dark Lioness
Woman go no'gree
Woman made : great women designers
April Dawn Alison
Dora Maar
Bless the daughter raised by a voice in her head
Why Solange Matters
Dorothea Tanning
Julia Margaret Cameron : photographs to electrify you with delight and startle the world
Pipilotti Rist : Pixel forest
Hannah Hoch
Lee Krasner : living colour
Another girl another planet
Seeing Ourselves Women's Self Portraits
Whipping Girl
Kiss My Genders
Wo Men
Frida Kahlo : making her self up
Niki de Saint Phalle.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye : verses after dusk
Girl on Girl
Woman House
Notamuse : a new perspective from European women graphic designers
Tove Jansson : work and love
Modern Women
Art of Feminism
Women Design
Feminist Avant Garde
Femme type : a book celebrating women in the type industry
Tracey Emin : a fortnight of tears
Singular Women : Writing the Artist
Women in design : from Aino Aalto to Eva Zeisel
Power of Feminist Art
How many female type designers do you know?
Marina Abramovic : the artist is present
The women who revolutionized fashion : 250 years of design
Divas on Screen : Black Women in American Film
Radical decadence : excess in contemporary feminist textiles and craft
Baseline shift : untold stories of women in graphic design history
Natural enemies of books : a messy history of women in printing and typography
Sonia Delaunay : art, design, fashion
Anni Albers
Heart of a Woman
Virtual normality : the female gaze in the age of the Internet
Women & power : a manifesto
The soul of a woman
Flâneuse : women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London
Women in African Cinema : Beyond the Body Politic

Film, TV and Documentary from Female Directors

Portrait of a Lady on Fire
I May Destroy You
Shiva Baby
Never rarely Sometimes Always
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Little Women
The Souvenir
Yellow is Forbidden
Lady Bird
I Am Not a Witch
Faces Places
Toni Erdmann
Me and You and Everyone We Know
The Calm After the Storm
The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Killing Eve
Wendy and Lucy
Fish Tank
Woman Without Men
Lost in Translation
My Brilliant Career

Books & eBooks about Feminism

Glitch Feminism
Feminism Interrupted
Living a Feminist Life
White Feminism
We Were Feminists Once
Rage Becomes Her
Feminist fight club
Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild
You play the girl on Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, and other mixed messages.
Guilty Feminist
Feminism is Queer
Witches, sluts, feminists : conjuring the sex positive.
Can we all be feminists
Hood Feminism
Things a Bright Girl Can DO
Feminism and Men
Data Feminism
Feminism in Play
Ain't I a Woman
Fight Like a Girl : How to Be a Fearless Feminist
Slay in your lane : the black girl bible
Lean Out
Invisble WOmen
Women vs Feminism