vəˈräɡō/: a woman of strength or spirit; a female warrior.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot

“Words Will Break Cement – The Passion Of Pussy Riot” The Origins Of These Radical Feminists — Virago Magazine

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova In Prison
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova In Prison

“Words Will Break Cement – The Passion Of Pussy Riot”  The Origins Of These Radical Feminists – Masha Gessen’s New Book

What compels a young mother to put aside her life risk everything and fight the system? In Russia, the media is government controlled. And yes, I know, it’s debatable as to whether that’s not the case here too. On February 21st, 2012, women in neon face coverings rocked the world with a protest song in a church on Red Square.

Masha Genssen’s new book offers a thoughtful accounting of the origins  of Pussy Riot. Trial by fire from political dissident to work camp prisons to celebrity that lead to an American tour, singing with Madonna and appearing on Colbert. These radical feminists that became known as Pussy Riot are transitioning from an art collective into a political movement. Put on your neon balaclavas and read up on real revolution.

 

Words Will Break Cement - The Passion Of Pussy Riot by Masha Gessen
Words Will Break Cement – The Passion Of Pussy Riot by Masha Gessen
Masha Gessen Author of the new book about Pussy Riot - Words Will Break Cement
Masha Gessen Author of the new book about Pussy Riot – Words Will Break Cement

About Jessica Fisher-Willson

Jessica Fisher-Willson

Jes (Arts & Independent Music Editor) is a nerd girl who needs constant validation. To this end she invented White Light Tarot TM, a reiki-tarot deck that validates one’s
concerns and helps balance one’s energy. It is available as an online
app, a download for free, or as a book and tarot deck available for
purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and White Light Tarot’s
website, as well as finer independent New Age purveyors.

Mostly she is writing fiction as fast as she can and learning to be socially media-phoric.

http://jessicafisherwillson.com/

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