Big news from the publishing world today, friends! The Pantsuit Nation Facebook group just landed a book deal — and what’s to come sounds insanely exciting.
The group was founded by Hillary Clinton supporter Libby Chamberlain, who created the secret group before Election Day as a place for HRC’s warriors to gather and share their pantsuited selfies. Since October, it has morphed into a community of nearly 4 million members who feel safe sharing their experiences of racism, homophobia, violence, fear, and triumph, and getting support from like-minded allies.
And now, some of those powerful stories will find their way into a Pantsuit Nation book.
As Chamberlain wrote in a post on a new, public Pantsuit Nation Facebook page,
She continued, “There are many ways to share stories, and we’ve seen how powerful they can be when simply scrolled through on a Facebook feed. But I also know that many of us, dare I say most of us, have had moments of profound inspiration and connection while holding a book in our hands. And as many of you have commented, the stories of Pantsuit Nation are worthy of a book.”
Since the original Pantsuit Nation page was private and users there shared their stories in confidence, Chamberlain is asking those interested in being a part of the book to “opt in” by emailing her a link to their posts and clearly indicating their consent to be published. No word yet on whether contributors will be compensated.
Chamberlain is also registering Pantsuit Nation as a nonprofit, which will allow the group to collect donations, work on political campaigns, and influence policy more directly.
We couldn’t be more excited for this book — after all, our thriving, inspiring community wouldn’t exist without stories, so we know how powerful they can be! Cheers to you, Pantsuit Nation.