Sophie Lewis

Writer, Theorist, Teacher

Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family

“Full Surrogacy Now is the seriously radical cry for full gestational justice that I long for.”

Donna Haraway

My first book, Full Surrogacy Now, was published in 2019 by Verso Books.


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Selected Praise for Full Surrogacy Now

“Theoretical, devious, a mix of manifesto and memoir.”

The New Yorker

“Lewis is attempting to do for pregnancy what the Wages for Housework movement did in reconceptualizing the unpaid labor done by women in the home as work. And recognizing surrogacy as work and surrogates as workers is a necessary first step, for if surrogacy is work, then isn’t, by extension, every pregnancy?”


“A thrilling new intervention … by placing reproductive labour at the centre of her vision in Full Surrogacy Now, Lewis confronts a central issue that continues to be sidelined in the male-dominated field of futurism.”

New Humanist


London Review of Books

“It explores a multiplicity of feminisms and possible futures, through vibrant moments of genre-bending, speculation, and immanent critique … remarkable.”

The LA Review of Books

“The seriously radical cry for full gestational justice that I long for … unique and bracing.”

Donna Haraway, author of Staying With The Trouble and The Cyborg Manifesto

“Full Surrogacy Now is more than an intervention, it is a landmark text of visionary feminist thinking. Sophie Lewis tears down decades of essentialist and contradictory presumptions on labor, motherhood and ownership to offer us the possibility of new ways to live with and for each other. This book is as breathtaking as it is necessary.”

Natasha Lennard, author of Being Numerous

“Sophie Lewis and her expansive vision of feminism are desperately needed right now. She makes the work of undoing what ‘womanhood’ has come to mean look possible and irresistible.”

Melissa Gira Grant, author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work

“Sophie Lewis is at the top of a new generation of scholars and activists thinking the transformation of gestational labor within contemporary pharmacopornographic capitalism. Neither simply natural nor banally cultural, gestation appears as the unthought core of gender and sexual politics, and the key of a forthcoming womb revolution: trans-Marx meets mammal’s politics!”

Paul B. Preciado, author of Testo Junkie