“This book is dedicated to all the bitches in my life, from the ones who raised me to those who continuously raise me up … And to you, may you become the bitch you were born to be”
THE BOOK OF BITCH by Ailie Banks
THE BOOK OF BITCH is an unapologetic, illustrated A to Z guide for those reclaiming and celebrating their inner bitch.
Writer and artist Ailie Banks is a self-proclaimed bitch. The word has been thrown at her, and the women around her, Ailie’s entire life. A bitch is stereotypically thought to be unkind, uncaring and ultimately untrustworthy.
But in Ailie’s eyes, a bitch is someone who stands firm and speaks their mind in the face of sexist rhetoric. They don’t filter themselves for the comfort of others and they don’t give a single damn about meeting societal expectations. From Ambitious Bitch to Zealous Bitch, THE BOOK OF BITCH is an alphabetical tribute to the word sneered through clenched teeth at those who refuse to shrink in the face of oppression.
This book shows once and for all that every bitch is multifaceted, every bitch is human, and every bitch deserves to be celebrated.
Ailie Banks has a loyal Instagram following over over 24K. She is an Illustrator living in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Ailie is passionate about using her art to challenge social norms and create meaningful dialogue around living with mental illness and the realities of womanhood. If you resonated with this book, Ailie would love for you to join her community on Instagram, @ailiebanks, or check out her website, abanksillustration.com.
For all the Bitches out there, this is the book for you.
I have always been called a bitch, and that’s OK I totally agree with them. I am a Bitch!!!
Now I have a book that I can refer to and pick a different Bitch all the time.
This little pink book is the best, I love it. Ailie has written a book that no one else has had the guts to write. This book has all the different types of Bitch from A to Z and the illustrations are fantastic.
If you believe in your inner Bitch then you need to go out and grab this book and enjoy Ailie’s descriptions of all the Bitches, I am sure that you will find your inner Bitch.
Illustrations from the book
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 17th June 2019
Publisher: Allen & Unwin