Previous Boxes

August 2022

Theme: Women in Music
Book: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton
Featured Businesses: Muchacha Fanzine // Girl of All Work // Chasin’ Dreams Farms // Wear Your Music
Charity Beneficiary: Girls Make Beats

July 2022

Theme: Liberation
Book: Consumed: We Do This ‘Til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba
Featured Businesses: Adelita’s Apparel // Muchaha Fanzine // Junita’s Jar // Gigi’s Flair Emporium // In Audre’s Footsteps
Charity Beneficiary: Black & Pink

June 2022

Theme: Trans Voices
Book: Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
Featured Businesses: My Pride Store // Alok Vaid-Menon // Emulsify // Homebody MN
Charity Beneficiary: Trans Lifeline

May 2022

Theme: Gender & Fashion
Book: Consumed: The Need for Collective Change: Colonialism, Climate Change, and Consumerism by Aja Barber
Featured Businesses: Shayde Beauty // Sukker & Sweet // Timmery // Bewaltz
Charity Beneficiary: Clean Clothes Campaign

April 2022

Theme: Afrofuturism (collaboration with Sistah SciFi)
Book: Black Sci-Fi Short Stories edited by Temi Oh
Featured Businesses: Sistah SciFi // Gigi’s Flair Emporium // Coffee of Grace
Charity Beneficiary: Clarion West Writers Workshop

March 2022

Theme: Girlhood
Book: Girlhood by Melissa Febos
Featured Businesses: all art created by youth in our community // Zesty Kitchen
Charity Beneficiary: Project Avary

February 2022

Theme: Women in Sports
Book: We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
Featured Businesses: Cake Face Soaping // Sweet Troo Vi // Mira Brands
Charity Beneficiary: Girls on the Run MN

January 2022

Theme: Asian American Voices
Book: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
Featured Businesses: Spinning Wylde // Kela Designs // YaY Novelty // Kwohtations
Charity Beneficiary: National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

December 2021

Theme: Magic
Book: The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec
Featured Businesses: Rocky Robinson // We Are Fluide // A Secret Forest // Hey Uncle Kate // Decor N Beyond // Beckon Ice Cream
Charity Beneficiary: Rest for Resistance

November 2021 box featuring Gabrielle Union

November 2021

Curated by Gabrielle Union
Book: You Got Anything Stronger? by Gabrielle Union
Featured Businesses: Bitsy’s // Flawless by Gabrielle Union
Charity Beneficiary: Baltimore Safe Haven

October 2021

Theme: True Crime
Book: We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and Half a Century of Silence by Becky Cooper
Featured Businesses: Humdrum Paper Co. // B. Witching Soap Co. // Deanan Gourmet Popcorn // Girl of All Work
Charity Beneficiary: Manavi

September 2021

Theme: Back to School
Book: Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell
Featured Businesses: GetBullish // Carolyn Suzuki Goods // Night Owl Paper Goods // Treat House // Kwohtations
Charity Beneficiary: Fuck Student Debt

August 2021

Theme: Beach Reads
Book: Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Featured Businesses: HomebodyMN Candles // Boss Dotty Paper Co. // Moonlight Makers // Watermelon Road // 826 MSP
Charity Beneficiary: Students Against Voter Suppression

July 2021

Theme: Poetry
Book: Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill
Featured Businesses: Gustola Granola // A Fink and Ink // Rutabaga Bodega // Mad Gab’s // Aura Bora
Charity Beneficiary: Kundiman

June 2021

Theme: Non-Binary Voices
Book: A Year Without a Name by Cyrus Dunham
Featured Businesses: Liv Lyszyk Prints // We Are Fluide // Magnolia’s Customs // Bowties & Books // Enby Book Club
Charity Beneficiary: Grace Banu’s fundraiser for rural trans folks in India

May 2021

Theme: Disability Rights
Book: Disability Visibility: First person stories from the 21st century Edited by Alice Wong
Featured Businesses: Misti Blu Dream // The Loopy Spoonie // Tiny and Snail // Candy Witch // Rana Awadallah
Charity Beneficiary: Disability Visibility Project

April 2021

Theme: Environmental Justice
Book: As Long as Grass Grows by Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Featured Businesses: Bee Kitchen // Brooklyn Made Natural // Empowered Cookie // Bim Bam Boo
Charity Beneficiary: Women’s Earth Alliance

March 2021

Theme: Read Caribbean
Book: Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Featured Businesses: Pisqueya Hot Sauce // NaturalAnnie Essentials // Dessie Essentials // Maries Halo // Afrocessories // Kadii Pinks 
Charity Beneficiary: Eve for Life

February 2021

Theme: Fat Liberation
Book: The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
Featured Businesses: The Curvy Canvas // Citizen Ruth // Itty Bits Designs
Charity Beneficiary: The Body is Not an Apology

January 2021

Theme: Courage
Book: Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
Featured Businesses: Papersushi // Peach Mindfulness // Tiny Deer Studio // Organic Bath Co. // Karmalize.Me
Charity Beneficiary: Rights4Girls

December 2020

Theme: Afro-Futurism
Book: Kindred by Octavia Butler
Featured Businesses: TranquiliTea House // Support Black Authors // XOX Handmade Journals // Aspiring Co.
Charity Beneficiary: Vermillion Ink 

November 2020

Theme: Native/Indigenous Voices
Book: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Featured Businesses: Sequoia Soaps // Dawnte Stikker Prints // Bedré Chocolates // Sakari Botanicals
Charity Beneficiary: Native Women’s Wilderness

October 2020

Theme: Thriller
Book: The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
Featured Businesses: Rhino Parade // Pretty Peacock Paperie // Writer’s Atelier // Girl of All Work // Minneapolis Craft Market
Charity Beneficiary: March of Dimes

September 2020

Theme: Latinx Voices
Book: Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor
Featured Businesses: Reina Rebelde // Swaye Tea // Candy’s Kloset // Gleam Eyewear
Charity Beneficiary: Mujeristas Collective

August 2020

Theme: Reimagining the Feminist Canon
Book: Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
Featured Businesses: Lotus and Luna // Gigi’s Flair Emporium // Kafe Candy
Charity Beneficiary: The Loveland Foundation

July 2020

Theme: Food
Book: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Featured Businesses: Small Moments // Coconut Whisk // Take a Little Whiff // This Is Us
Charity Beneficiary: Soul Fire Farm

June 2020

Theme: Humor
Book: Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby
Featured Businesses: Fiction Reshaped // Erebus Coffee // Fly Paper Products
Charity Beneficiary: The Cupcake Girls

May 2020

Theme: Parenthood
Book: Good Talk by Mira Jacob
Featured Businesses: SoulKu // Lauren Strom // Larabar // Bim Bam Boo
Charity Beneficiary: The Letter Project

April 2020

Theme: Women and Nature
Book: These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
Featured Businesses: Sweet Girl Farm // Go Sili Products // Elysian Cedar // Alessi // Marble + Vine
Charity Beneficiary: WEDO

March 2020

Theme: Women’s History
Book: We Were Feminists Once: From RiotGrrrl to CoverGirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement by Andi Zeisler
Featured Businesses: Espionage Cosmetics // Trix Magazine // Molarà
Charity Beneficiary: National Collaboration for Women’s History Sites

February 2020

Theme: Romance
Book: The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
Featured Businesses: Les Chocolateries Askanya // A Shop of Things // We Sparkle // Empowdered Sugar // Heidi Bennett
Charity Beneficiary: Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

January 2020

Theme: Immigration
Book: The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya
Featured Businesses: All Are Welcome Here // Leonetti Confetti // Eat Chic Chocolates // Epically Embroidered
Charity Beneficiary: Welcoming America

December 2019

Book: The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy
Featured Businesses: Funky Monkey Fashion Accessories // These Are Things // Cup and Kettle Tea
Charity Beneficiary: The Well Project

November 2019

Book: Know My Name by Chanel Miller
Featured Businesses: Vixed Baking Company // Soak It Up Cloths // Oh It’s Natural // Cultivate Counseling and Wellness
Charity Beneficiary: Abortion Access Front

October 2019

Book: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Featured Businesses: The Card Bureau // Matzo Project // Virgo Voodoo // HerStry
Charity Beneficiary: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Feminist Book Club September box

September 2019

Book: Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin
Featured Businesses: Unladylike // LOLLiDALE // CaribBrew // Fabulously Feminist // Mesic Movement
Charity Beneficiary: #HappyPeriod

August 2019

Book: Lead From the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by Stacey Abrams
Featured Businesses: Fourth Wave Apparel // The Yes Bar // Confident Girls // Little Seed Farm
Charity Beneficiary: Nalgona Positivity Pride

July 2019

Book: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Featured Businesses: Primal Noms // Homespun Trades // Silk Road Wellness // AndieandErin // Unearth Women
Charity Beneficiary: INCITE!


June 2019

Book: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Featured Businesses: Benevolence Farm // Emily McDowell & Friends // LUNA Bar // Crime Crazy Podcast
Charity Beneficiary: Benevolence Farm

May 2019

Book: Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West
Featured Businesses: Parchment Nail Polish // Book Art Bookmarks // Glee Gum // Planned Parenthood
Charity Beneficiary: Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

April 2019

Book: Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson
Featured Businesses: Unearth Women // Lil Bucks // Sweet B Design // MAIA Community // Women Drinking Beer
Charity Beneficiary: Animal Experience International

March 2019

Book: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Featured Businesses: Flip’em the Bird // Thumbs Cookies // ECOBAGS // Pursey Handbags // Maggie Germano
Charity Beneficiary: Young Minds Advocacy

February 2019

Book: F-Bomb: Dispatches from the War on Feminism by Lauren McKeon
Featured Businesses: Fast Mary’s // Smitten Kitten // Sprinkles & Confetti // Claws Out // Dressing Room 8 // Style For It
Charity Beneficiary: WEWIN

January 2019

Book: Women and Madness by Phyllis Chesler
Featured Businesses: Human Is Human // Siena Soap Company // Luxe Lathers Boutique // Compass Spanish // Boobies & Noobies
Charity Beneficiary: RAD Remedy

December 2018

Book: Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Featured Businesses: Isadore Nut Company // Nicole Piar // Dirty Lamb // Wise Ink // The Country Muffin // Rosemary’s Ladies
Charity Beneficiary:

November 2018

Book: Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay
Featured Businesses: Kei & Molly Textiles // THIS FEM // Fabulously Feminist // Timber & Tulip
Charity Beneficiary: Safe BAE

October 2018

Book: Circe by Madeline Miller
Featured Businesses: Happy Hearts Tees // Evelyn Roger Beauty + Skincare // Bewitched Boneyard
Charity Beneficiary: Girls For a Change

September 2018

Book: Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis*
Featured Businesses: City Girl Coffee // Bewitched Boneyard
Charity Beneficiary: Cafe Femenino
*Not all our books are explicitly feminist but we do read them through a feminist lens. We chose this book so we could better critique the anti-feminist sentiments in it.

August 2018

Book: Austenistan edited by Laaleen Sukhera
Featured Businesses: Wood + Weiher // Arza Jewelry
Charity Beneficiary: Peaceful Families Project

July 2018

Book: This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins
Featured Businesses: Melissa C. Mark Jewelry // Pretty Prints and Paper by Jessica Chung
Charity Beneficiary: Trans Women of Color Collective

June 2018

Book: The Power by Naomi Alderman
Featured Business: Peney Cakes

May 2018

Book: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
Featured Businesses: Sweet B Design // Feminist Sticker Club

April 2018

Book: Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World by Kelly Jensen
Featured Business: Fabulously Feminist

March 2018

Book: Witches Sluts Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive by Kristen J. Sollee