- Expected Aug 27, 2019
From an award-winning journalist covering gender and politics comes an inside look at the female candidates fighting back and winning elections in the crucial 2018 midterms.
After November 8, 2016, first came the sadness; then came the rage, the activism, and the protests; and finally, for thousands of women, the next step was to run for office—many of them for the first time. More women have been campaigning for local or national office over the past two years than at any other time in American history.
Journalist Caitlin Moscatello reported on this wave of female candidates for New York magazine’s The Cut, Glamour, and Elle. And in See Jane Win, she further documents this pivotal time in women’s history. Closely following four candidates throughout the entire process, from the decision to run through Election Day 2018, See Jane Win takes readers inside their exciting, winning campaigns and the sometimes thrilling, sometimes brutal realities of running for office while female.
MEET THE CANDIDATES:
Abigail Spanberger, the former CIA agent and mom of three young girls running to unseat Tea Party favorite Dave Brat in Virginia.
Catalina Cruz, a Colombian immigrant hoping to be the first Dreamer elected in New York through her bid for the State Assembly.
Anna Eskamani, an Iranian-American woman running for state office in Florida, with a campaign motivated by her mother’s health-care struggles and the Pulse Nightclub shootings.
London Lamar, an African American woman hoping to become the youngest woman in the Tennessee State House, running in one of the only Democratic and Black-majority areas of a largely conservative state.
Beyond the 2018 victories, Moscatello speaks with leaders of organizations training female candidates, researchers, and successful strategists who helped women triumph—emphasizing authenticity and passion—a formula that will be more relevant than ever as we approach the 2020 presidential election.