A Sexual Violence Reckoning is Coming In Publishing

It’s time to take down no good, very bad literary men.

White Trauma: How YA Books About Rape Ignore Girls of Color

All survivors aren’t white, straight, and cisgender girls. Read more »

Get Out: 9 Black Horror Classics That Will Keep You Up At Night

Get Out isn’t an anomaly. Read more »

“A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun” Reveals the Warmth of Gwendolyn Brooks

Angela Jackson’s new biography of Gwendolyn Brooks is a lovingly written genealogy of Black activism and art. Read more »

“Heartthrobs” Makes Female Desire Only For White Women

Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire lacks both the intersectional and theoretical rigor crucial to any historical project. Read more »

OG Vampires: “Dracula” Is All About Sex

Lusty bloodsuckers are running amok.  Read more »

WitchReads: 11 Books to Hex the Patriarchy

It’s the season of the witch. Read more »

“Feminist Fight Club” Is a Manual on How to Destroy Office Patriarchy

Feminist Fight Club works through male stereotypes one encounters in the office and offers tips on how to counteract their boorish behavior. Read more »

“Spill” Maps a Future In Which Black Women Inherit the Universe

Spill invites the reader to join the apocalyptic project of freedom, of refusing the world as we know it and demanding a new one. Read more »

“Ink in Water” Illustrates a Powerful Journey of Eating Disorder Recovery

Lacy J. Davis’s story is engaging because she describes the painful juxtaposition of being a self-identified queer, punk feminist who was also actively trying to shrink herself. Read more »

“Meanwhile, Elsewhere” Unapologetically Centers Trans People In Sci-Fi

A banal world is in the realm of fantasy for trans people. Read more »

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Mock & Awe: Janet Mock on truth-telling, community building, and writing the story she had been waiting for her whole life.

Mainstream media does a pretty horrendous job of telling the stories of trans people, often focusing on the details of their transition and...

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Know & Tell: The literary renaissance of trans women writers

“By morning a familyof baffled new bodiescaress one another in the sun& each by each,we teach...

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Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That’s exactly what happens... Read more »

Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

When I tell people I am a prison abolitionist and that I believe in ending all prisons, they often look at me like I rode in on a...

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