Other Girls Like Me by Stephanie Davies
Trade paperback format.
'Til now, Stephanie has done her best to play by the rules—which seem to be stacked against girls like her. It doesn’t help that she wants to play football, dress like a boy, and fight apartheid in South Africa—despite living in rural middle England—as she struggles to find her voice in a world where everything is different for girls.
Then she hears them on the radio. Greenham women—an irreverent group of lesbians, punk rockers, mothers, and activists who have set up camp outside a US military base to protest nuclear war—are calling for backups in the face of imminent eviction from their muddy tents. She heads there immediately, where a series of adventures—from a break-in to a nuclear research center to a doomed love affair with a punk rock singer in a girl band—changes the course of her life forever. But the sense of community she has found is challenged when she faces tragedy at home.
“Other Girls Like Me is energizing to read. It was shortlisted for a People’s Book Prize and one of Lambda Literary’s Most Anticipated books prior to its release. And while young women with activist leanings will take enormous solace from this account of steadfast commitment to do right, there is so much here that everyone should read. Davies has an unflinching sense of justice, but she’s equally committed to a fairness that does not see anyone as entirely good or bad.” — Heather Seggel, Reviewer, The Progressive Populist
“I read the first 200 pages in one sitting, I couldn’t put it down. It’s my story and yet it’s not. It speaks to all of us radicals, feminists, and lesbians who grew up in the 70s and 80s. Stephanie’s warmth and compassion shine through these pages. What a life!” — Neri Tannenbaum, Producer, Orange is the New Black
“Other Girls Like Me demonstrates that one can retain one’s humour, scepticism and warmth even while passionately fighting for what is right; and it shows what a commitment to justice and freedom can achieve. This is a lesson that will serve us well in the years to come.” — Aero Magazine