We Got Issues!
A Young Women’s Guide to a Bold, Courageous and Empowered Life
Edited by Rha Goddess and JLove Calderón
with contributing author Anna Blythe Lappé
In 2005, the We Got Issues! team, Rha Goddess and JLove Calderon, traveled the country gathering rants from over 1,000 women, from Rikers Island to the Republican National Convention. They held community dialogues, rantfests, and Red Tent gatherings. This joyful call-to-arms by young women warriors collects the best of those events. We Got Issues! showcases a new feminine generation as they speak honestly and courageously about the 10 most important issues facing young women today, from money and racism, to relationships and motherhood. Each chapter frames a particular issue socially, culturally, and politically. A diverse range of rants, poems, and monologues are accompanied by an inspiring portrait of a woman warrior, “rituals of empowerment,” quotes, statistics, and trends. Powerful black-and-white images capture these spiritual descendants of Eve Ensler, Alice Walker, Jane Fonda, and other old-schoolers acting up, acting out, and demanding change.