Alexandra Kollontai was a key leader of the Russian Socialist movement, the only woman in the early Soviet government, and one of the most famous women in Russian history. She worked tirelessly all her life as a speaker, writer, and organizer for women's emancipation. This compelling biography recounts her life for an emerging generation of fighters for women's liberation.
Cathy Porter is a translator, teacher, and researcher on Russian history. She is the author of Fathers and Daughters: Russian Women in Revolution and translator of Alexandra Kollontai's Love of Worker Bees.
What members say
- Annie Armstrong
An incredible life and beautiful audiobook
This woman’s story blew me away. What a life! Thanks to Cathy Porter for all the obvious hard work and research she put into documenting this woman’s journey and footprint on global feminism. Thanks to Natasha Soudek for doing a gorgeous, soulful job narrating this intense story (I love her voice! I could listen to her talk forever! Very soothing and yet dynamic)
I had no idea prior to listening to this how brutally hard conditions were for women in Russia and Europe. I had no idea how far we’ve come. I had no idea we all come from THAT. It gave me tremendous gratitude. This awareness is priceless, and changed how I see the past, present, and future. It changed how I feel about being a woman in this age and time.
It made me incredibly grateful for the unsung hero’s, like Alexandra, and how easy life is for me now compared to her then. Thank you. I’ll never take certain freedoms for granted again! And that is priceless!
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