Creative Friction: For Francesca Lia Block, Writing is Healing

Francesca Lia Block’s new book The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and The Creative Process, weaves memoir with lessons on the craft of writing to create a unique and visceral guide to creativity.

For the Love of Independence: Romance Authors Are Literature’s Unsung Heroines

Women working for themselves while changing the culture of romance is explicitly feminist. Read more »

BitchReads: 17 Books Feminists Should Read In February

The first six months of 2018 are full of great books. Read more »

Love Is Not Colorblind: “The Wedding Date” Deals Directly With Race

Alexa’s vocal and forward about how her Black womanhood shapes her intimate relationships. Read more »

Expanding Our Imagination: 9 Novels That Show Fat People Themselves

Some books show fat people themselves—good, bad, fatphobia, insecurities, and triumphs included Read more »

Revolution In Romance: Jasmine Guillory Gives Black Women the Book We’ve Been Waiting For

Jasmine Guillory might be the author who revitalizes romance novels. Read more »

Writing for Black Women: Ijeoma Oluo Is Still Speaking Truth to Power

Everyday, no matter what I write, I’m still writing for Black women, more than anyone else. Read more »

BitchReads Giveaway: 12 Free Books For You and Your Friends

Nothing beats free books. Read more »

White Dystopias: “Red Clocks” Ignores Marginalized Communities

Red Clocks leaves a lot to be desired. Read more »

Changing Home: “Halsey Street” Uses Gentrification As a Metaphor For Broken Relationships

Does improving an area come at the expense of its people? Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books You Must Read In January

Welcome to the first BitchReads of 2018! Read more »

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »

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 »

Know & Tell: The literary renaissance of trans women writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. Read more »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The cooptation of Amish culture in mass-market fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »