About Dottir Press
Dottir Press takes a feminist approach to publishing and artistic production, working to fill the absences in both our history and present culture through storytelling in all forms and for all ages.
- Actively transmits feminist intellectual production
- Believes stories are rooted in subjectivity
- Ushers forth narratives that are suppressed in widely distributed channels
- Nurtures the voices we most need to hear
- Fosters conversation and collaboration between our artists
- Sets children’s literature in reality
- Creates novel ways of getting stories to their rightful audiences
- Proposes a functional business model for radical work
Dottir Press founder Jennifer Baumgardner is a journalist and author of six widely course-adopted books about contemporary feminism (including Manifesta and Look Both Ways), creator of the documentaries It Was Rape and I Had an Abortion, and a producer of the plays SLUT and Now That We’re Men. She has spoken at more than 300 colleges and universities across the country, is the cofounder of the speaker’s bureau Soapbox Inc. and the co-creator of Feminist Camp. As director of the Feminist Press (2013-17), Baumgardner initiated the Amethyst Editions queer imprint with Michelle Tea, established the Louise Meriwether prize for a debut author of color, and restarted their children’s publishing. Baumgardner is a Jezebel 25, was activist in residence at University of Cincinnati, Dartmouth, and UNC-Charlotte, and was named The Commonwealth Club of California’s Visionary for the 21st Century for “permanently changing the way people think about feminism…and shaping the next 100 years of politics and culture.”
Dottir Press was founded in 2017 and will launch with the fall 2018 season. The name denotes a female descendant and speaks to Dottir’s mission of passing on and building upon feminist intellectual and creative legacies.