Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World is Trina Moyles’s first book. As a freelance journalist, photographer, human rights activist, and community organizer, Moyles has a unique perspective and set of skills to bring to her writing. She combines these skills for a jargon-free, beautifully designed book touching on important issues facing women working the land. The testimonials in this book tell of motherhood, activism, gender-based violence, independence, self-sufficiency, rebirth, resistance, support, and protecting and nourishing land, communities, history, and culture. Moyles “wanted to engage as a storyteller: to witness, learn, participate, and listen with all of [her] senses.…[She] hungered, only, for stories and all of their nuances” (p.xxv). Despite her efforts, in the end her storytelling hurt her cause; by trying so hard to write something beautiful, the very real injustices that women who dig experience are not fully fleshed out, and the nuance...
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Book Review| May 01 2021
Review: Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World, by Trina Moyles, photographs by KJ Dakin
Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World, Trina Moyles (Photographs by KJ Dakin),
University of Regina Press,
2018271 pages. Illustrations. $34.95 (paper)
Gastronomica (2021) 21 (2): 118–119.
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Claire Perttula; Review: Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World, by Trina Moyles, photographs by KJ Dakin. Gastronomica 1 May 2021; 21 (2): 118–119. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/gfc.2021.21.2.118
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