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Second Edition: new cover, material & photos and Epilogue by Sonia Johnson.
Second Edition: new cover, material & photos and Epilogue by Sonia Johnson.
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The Hungry Heart, A Woman’s Fast for Justice, Second Edition

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Wild West Women in collaboration with Lune Soleil Press

The Hungry Heart 

The Hungry Heart ~ A Woman's Fast for Justice is Zoe's actual diary of her 45 day event leading up to the June 30, 1982 deadline for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.  With only the exception of spelling and grammar edits, this is her authentic journal with photographs, mostly taken by her late friend, Judy Rosenfeld. 

Excerpt from The Hungry Heart, Springfield Illinois ~

June 6, 1982
June 6, 1982

 It was a quiet moment. It was a fantastic moment. It was heart. It was my heart joining with every other woman’s heart. Even women who are afraid of being equal, even women who are afraid of self-reliance, all women. Women in overalls. Women in aprons. Women in the Olympics. Women in the fields. Our singing swirled around this round proud ceiling and filled the heart of the Mother Goddess Spirit.

     We walked the fifty feet to the east Capitol steps and looked out the door; a gigantic wave of light and energy crashed and poured over us. Five thousand women in a sea of green and white stood in front of us, cheering us, clapping for us. They were singing and chanting and deserving equality of rights under the law.

SECOND EDITION of The Hungry Heart needed. 

A few weeks ago I had to turn down a large order of The Hungry Heart, A Woman’s Fast for Justice for a college’s Fall semester. With fewer than 100 left, I needed to print more. I thought, how about a SECOND EDITION?  Of course, I dreamed of it, making lists in my mind of what it might include. 

The timing could not be better as the ERA is ALIVE. Most of the last 36 years, I thought this would never happen.  June 30, 1982 ended the public campaign for the ERA. The most strident believers tightened their grip on the amendment and the larger numbers dispersed.  (Miss Paul never gave up in all her 92 years.)  

Two extraordinary things turned the tide.  
  1) A stubborn movement began to collect to legally remove the deadline. It is the alternative going back to zero and starting the ratification entirely. Plus, it would retain the 35 states that ratified before the deadline.
  2) March 21, 2017, Nevada burst the inertia, voted on the ERA, becoming state #36.  Illinois voted yes, becoming #37 in May, 2018. 

ERA Banner, seen in 1982 & 2019
ERA Banner, seen in 1982 & 2019

The SECOND EDITION of the Hungry Heart came into focus. 

Amazing to know that my book, The Hungry Heart, A Woman’s Fast for Justice,  is the only published firsthand account of what happened the summer of 1982. In size and format it is the “sister” piece to Doris Stevens, Jailed for Freedom. Doris and I are speaking from personal experience on each of our perspective “waves.” Doris on the 19th Amendment and mine on the ERA. 

Adding a miracle to this timing is my 2018 application to the PBS Series, We’ll Meet Again with Ann Curry. I had asked for all six of the living fasters to be reunited. After a juried process, they chose my story but I had to choose only one for my reunion. Of course, I chose Sonia Johnson. 

I had no idea where she was, if she was alive or if she would want to see me. Early last August I spent 14 days with a film crew beginning with a thrilling return to the Springfield, Illinois, Statehouse Rotunda. (May 29, Illinois ratified the ERA). The two week shoot ended with meeting Sonia and sitting together on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga.  

Springfield Rotunda, 1982 & 2018
Springfield Rotunda, 1982 & 2018
PBS brings Sonia & me together on the Tennesee River, August 2018
PBS brings Sonia & me together on the Tennesee River, August 2018

The SECOND EDITION architecture:

  • New Cover with art by TL Duryea 
  • New Forward by Zoe
  •       Untouched First Edition
  •              Introduction by Mary Lee Sargent
  •             1982 Diary of the Fast with photos
  • New Afterword by Zoe
  • Epilogue by Sonia Johnson  

Budget Includes:    

  • Printing 
  • Graphic art
  • Book Design
  • Cover art 
  • Printer Shipping
  • Awards and shipping

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Wild West Women Suffrage Package
Wild West Women Suffrage Package
Wild West Women In the Art Package
Wild West Women In the Art Package
DVD We'll Meet Again
DVD We'll Meet Again
Handmade sash based on The National Women's Party
Handmade sash based on The National Women's Party

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Risks and challenges

Kickstarter is always a risk. It is an all or nothing funding source but it is the best platform, offers greater exposure and is the preferred fundraising vehicle of many entrepreneurs, artists and authors. All of my books and projects have been supported through Kickstarter.

There really is no risk with the book.
The Hungry Heart, A Woman’s Fast for Justice is a proven favorite. (I even found it in the Sewall Belmont Library!!)
We have the added opportunity with the celebrations around the Suffrage Centennial.
The fantastic PBS show, We’ll Meet Again with Ann Curry has put a wider spotlight on the ERA.
The American Women’s Movement is collecting around finally including women in the US Constitution! Hearings will be held, April 30, 2019 for the first time in 36 years.
The greatest risk is that it might disappear from Women’s History all together.

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    Two women who faced these challenges search for the friends and mentors who changed their lives. Lynn, the first flight attendant to become a commercial pilot. Zoe searches for the feminist leader who inspired her to publicly fast for the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Zoe’s story is about the summer of 1982 when she made the news as one of seven women who publicly fasted for 37 days to bring attention to the ERA. Zoe’s hope was to reconnect with the woman who led the protest and inspired her to join, Sonia Johnson. Sonia, pioneer feminist who made national headlines as she was excommunicated from the Mormon church.
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    Bringing women out of invisibility is the ultimate act of Revolution. With no idea what the world would look like, how can women dream big enough, imagine far enough, dance fast enough or sing loud enough to fill the discover the possibilities? We have been divided, erased, redacted. We have been bought and sold with no map to get our lineage back. Zoe dares you to lift women into the light of day. She says, the invisibility of women is immoral, unethical, criminal and, when corrected, a miracle. Let us start a revolution. 30 minute program with Q&A option

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    Zoe invites the audience to women's tearooms and onto the street ~ Seneca, Selfridges, The National Women's Party, Women's Bookstores. Of course it is really about a cup of revolution served up in nonviolent direct action. From 1775 through today, Zoe takes you on her militant, revolutionary, feminist call to action. Hundreds of pictures and personal stories transport you to each time and place she describes.
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    Zoe invites the audience to women's tearooms and onto the street ~ Seneca, Selfridges, The National Women's Party, Women's Bookstores. Of course it is really about a cup of revolution served up in nonviolent direct action. From 1775 through today, Zoe takes you on her militant, revolutionary, feminist call to action. Hundreds of pictures and personal stories transport you to each time and place she describes.
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