The First Winter

We are the United ReSisters and this is a collection of our trailblazing stories, reflections, conversations, letters, lists, and poems about our experiences as refugees and journeys to the United States.

The First Winter Cover

How do you get a copy? 

Donate online via PayPal to get a copy directly from the authors! When you donate directly to the authors 100% of the donation benefits the 12 authors and their continued studies.


Requested donation for a signed copy of the book is $25 and can be paid in cash, by venmo (@united-resisters) or paypal ( 


Email for questions or to arrange a special pick up or payment.


We cover the shipping costs to send the book directly to you!

Send us an email!

Order an author copy today by donating $25 to the United ReSisters (no fees associated). Simply click the 'Donate' button via our PayPal account. Then be sure to email your name and address so we can mail out your copy today!


To purchase a copy via credit card (fees will be accessed) please email us and we can use credit card information to make a purchase.

We are asking for a donation of $25 for a signed first copy of The First Winter which will support the 12 authors in their future endeavours.

On April 28th, The United ReSisters premiered their book The First Winter to an overflowing audience the 2019 UntitledTown Book and Author Festival in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

Enjoy watching the excitement and sisterhood captured in this beautiful video by JAX of All Ideas. 

With the purchase of a first edition copy of the book 100% of the proceeds go to support the 12 women authors and their continued studies. 

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1" ReSISTER Button in Yellow

Own ReSister swag!

At our events we will be selling 1"x1" buttons and 3"x3" stickers featuring our beautiful hand painted mural.



100% of proceeds to benefit educational expenses of the group

3"x3" Premium Mural Sticker

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About the Publishers

About Two Shrews Press:


Two Shrews exists to help girls and women be heard. With this, our inaugural book, we begin a tradition of producing quality, strong, friendly, funny, and helpful work: voices from underrepresented populations (girls, refugees, LGBT, the list goes on), guides for succeeding in male domains, feminist memoirs, and feminist fiction.


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