This is the first time I have written a book alongside a blog. Thank you so
much to those who encouraged me to start my blog, especially my feminist
friends on Facebook. Thanks also to those with whom I have engaged on
social media since. I have learned so much. Thanks to Mulka and Poppy for
your furry brown companionship, then and now. Thanks to Leona Lewis for
your voice and inspiration. My special thanks to my partner in feminist crime,
Sarah Franklin. My appreciation to Duke University Press for working with
me again, and to Ken Wissoker and Elizabeth Ault for sustaining your enthu-
siasm for this project throughout, as well as to Liz Smith for her patience at
the late stages. To my feminist colleagues at Goldsmiths and beyond, I appre-
ciate the care and connection, whether from near or afar, especially Rumana
Begum, Sirma Bilge, Lisa Blackman, Ulrika Dahl, Natalie Fenton, Yasmin
Gunaratnam, Heidi Mirza, Fiona Nicoll, Nirmal Puwar, Beverley Skeggs,
Elaine Swan, and Isabel Waidner. To those who have participated in the Centre
for Feminist Research and the Feminist Postgraduate Forum, thanks for work-
ing to make work a better and safer place, especially Tiffany Page and Leila
Whitley. During the copyediting of this book, I made the difficult decision to
resign from my post at Goldsmiths after three years of working with others
to challenge how sexual harassment has become normalized in academic cul-
ture. I have been overwhelmed by the feminist solidarity and support I have
received. Each message brought a message home to me, one I have been trying
to write about in this book: living a feminist life is about how we connect with
and draw upon each other in our shared project of dismantling worlds. We are
chipping away, slowly, but we are chipping away!
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