Fight Like a Girl

50 Feminists Who Changed the World

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • Price: £12.99
  • Publication date: 5 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781786852045

About the book

Feminism is a hot topic. The battle for gender equality is being fought by everybody from politicians to indie social media campaigners, celebrities to school girls. But how did we get here and who paved the way for today’s badass women? Fight Like a Girl profiles 50 fearless women – both the historical icons and the unsung heroes – such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Frida Kahlo and Roxane Gay. Each extraordinary life story is accompanied by a stunning portrait, along with eye-opening sidebars on their hard-fought causes and iconic quotes. Be inspired by their stories, arm yourself with their knowledge, get active and FIGHT LIKE A GIRL.

About the author

Laura Barcella is a writer, editor, and forever feminist. She’s the author of The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About… Before It’s Too LatePopular: The Ups and Downs of Online Dating From the Most Popular Girl in New York CityMadonna & Me: Women Writers On the Queen of Pop. Find her online at and on Twitter at @laurabarcella.


‘Fight Like a Girl is full of inspiration and aspiration for women everywhere’

Stylist Magazine Online

‘There are the usual suspects… But it’s the more unusual choices - like Wilma Mankiller, activist and chief of the Cherokee Nation, lawyer Anita Hill, who testified in 1991 against Conservative Supreme Court nominee (now justice) Clarence Thomas, and Japanese avant-grade artist Yayoi Kusama - that make this book a real gem’

Stylist Magazine Online

‘The feminist history book everyone should read. . . Way cooler than any history book…’

Metro US

‘[C]oncise but eloquent… [A] wide-ranging tribute to trailblazing women.’

Publishers Weekly US