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City of Women Poster
This 20" x 20" map, created by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and originally featured in their New York atlas Nonstop Metropolis, reimagines New York City’s subway stations named after great women.

The iconic 20” x 20” “City of Women” map, updated for 2019 with dozens of new NYC icons including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cardi B, and all the All-Girl Robotics Teams of the Bronx.

“How does it impact our imaginations that so many places in so many cities are named after men and so few after women? What kind of landscape do we move through when streets and parks and statues and bridges are gendered—Astor Place, Lafayette Street, Madison Avenue, Lincoln Center, Washington Square, the Frick, Rockefeller Center, Penn Station, the Bronx, the Hudson—and it’s usually one gender, and not another? What kind of silence arises in places that so seldom speak of and to women? This map was made to sing the praises of the extraordinary women who have, since the beginning, been shapers and heroes of this city that has always been, secretly, a City of Women. And why not the subway? This is a history still emerging from underground, a reminder that it’s all connected, and that we get around.” —Rebecca Solnit

Cartography by Molly Roy. Design by Lia Tjandra. Adapted from the original NYC Subway Map. 

 

Other books by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and Rebecca Solnit

  • City of Women Poster (10-pack)

    10-pack of the City of Women poster

    This 20” x 20” map, created by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and originally featured in their New York atlas Nonstop Metropolis, reimagines New York City’s subway stations named after great women.

  • Whose Story Is This?

    New feminist essays for the #MeToo era from the international best-selling author of Men Explain Things to Me.

  • Cinderella Liberator

    Rebecca Solnit reimagines a classic fairytale with a fresh, feminist Cinderella and new plot twists that will inspire young readers to change the world.

  • Call Them by Their True Names

    Rebecca Solnit unearths the roots of our contemporary crises, countering the despair of our age with a dose of solidarity, creativity, and hope.
  • The Mother of All Questions

    Rebecca Solnit’s timely follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me offers a refreshing take on contemporary feminism.
  • Los Hombres Me Explican Cosas

    A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word “mansplaining,” and prompted fierce arguments.
  • Hope in the Dark

    Bestselling author Rebecca Solnit reminds us that activism has changed the world in remarkable ways.
  • Men Explain Things To Me

    A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word “mansplaining,” and prompted fierce arguments.

Other books of interest

  • Undivided Rights

    Undivided Rights captures the evolving and largely unknown activist history of women of color organizing for reproductive justice.
  • How We Get Free

    "If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free." —Combahee River Collective Statement
  • Women and the American Labor Movement

    A comprehensive account of the women who organized for labor rights and equality from the early factories to the 1970’s.

  • Feminist Freedom Warriors

    A collection of compelling narratives highlighting the struggles of feminist warriors whose voices are too often marginalized.

  • Choice Words

    Edited by Annie Finch

    With reproductive freedom under unprecedented attack, Choice Words, edited by poet Annie Finch, takes back the cultural conversation on abortion.