11 Feminist Coloring Books

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May 21, 2016

If you’ve wondered how you might combine your love of feminism and your love of coloring, I’ve got the list for you. I’ve scoured the Internet for a sampling of feminist coloring books ranging from the silly to the subversive to the political to the explicit. Check ‘em out, bust out those colored pencils, and start coloring!

  1. The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Coloring Book

Earlier this year, SheKnows came out with free, printable coloring pages of the one and only Notorious RBG. Your life just really isn’t complete until you’ve colored Ruth Bader Ginsburg sitting next to a unicorn.

  1. The Feminist Activity Book

Gemma Correll created a completely brilliant book aimed at highlighting social issues in a fun, creative way. In this book you’ll find the feminist alphabet, Sexist Social Media Bingo, and other comics, drawings, and activities.

  1. 77 Cents: An Unapologetically Feminist Coloring Book of Female Comedians

Comedy isn’t just for men. This coloring book, found on Etsy, has 30 pages of drawings and facts about female comedians including Wanda Sykes, Tina Fey, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, and Joan Rivers.

  1. Girls Are Not Chicks

This book, drawn by Jacinta Bunnell and Julie Novak, is one of my favorites because it challenges gender stereotypes, depicting girls in a variety of strong, fun scenarios. 

  1. Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon

Another favorite by Jacinta Bunnell and Nat Kusinitz,  this coloring book re-imagines fairy tales and nursery rhymes to explore gender expression and sexuality. 

  1. The Badass Feminist Coloring Book (Volume 1)

Described as a colorful celebration of of modern-day intersectional feminism, Ijeoma Oluo created this book (with the help of fellow feminists on Kickstarter) to represent as many different types of feminists as possible, including different gender expressions, body types, ethnic backgrounds, and sexual orientations. 

  1. The A to Z Guide to Jobs for Girls Coloring & Activity Book

Drawn by Charles C. Dowd, this coloring book depicts an alphabetical list of occupations for girls that aren’t stuck conforming to female stereotypes. With pages depicting jobs like wrestlers, detectives, and rocket scientists, this makes a statement that girls can do anything.

  1. Boss Babes: A Coloring Book for Grown-Ups

Another brilliant Etsy find, this coloring book depicts images of powerful women including Laverne Cox, Malala Yousafzai, J.K. Rowling, Missy Elliott, and Cher. As a fun bonus, this book also includes activities like “Help Tina Fey Write an Episode of 30 Rock” and the Beyonce Crossword Puzzle. (I’ll take twelve, please).

  1. Hillary: The Coloring Book

If you want to get political and let others know that You’re With Her, this coloring book is perfect for you. This book illustrates a biographical progression of Hillary Clinton’s life, ending with her being sworn in as President of the United States.

  1. Buff Bernie: A Coloring Book For Berniacs

If you’re Feeling the Bern, you may enjoy this humorous coloring book drawn by Nicole Daddona instead. Inside you’ll find a muscular, chiseled Bernie Sanders in the kitchen, “cooking up some tasty AF universal healthcare” and other hilarious, eye-opening poses.

  1. The Cunt Coloring Book

This one is my personal favorite. Originally created in 1973, this book was put together by Tee Corinne as a sex education resource. It’s still thriving decades later, depicting female genitalia as diverse and beautiful.

What are your favorite feminist coloring books? Let us know!

Girls Are Not Chicks Coloring Book

Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon Coloring Book

Back to Jacinta Bunnell’s Author Page