Fandom is Feminist: Queering Boy-band Obsession in “Grace and the Fever”

Grace and the Fever follows high school senior Grace Thomas as she meets Jes, a member of her beloved Fever Dream. Read more »

Poetic Resistance Against Everyday Transphobia, Racism, Ableism: A Review of "When the Chant Comes"

Within its pages, When the Chant Comes delivers profound, often gut-wrenching meditations that explore what it means for Barrett to navigate life in the United States as a disabled, pilipinx-amerikan, transgender queer. Read more »

Resistance Narratives: Lidia Yuknavitch on Joan of Arc, Bodies, and Reimagining the Love Story

Intersectional feminism is rising, cracks and fissures are emerging, blind spots are being illuminated, failures examined, possibilities getting born. Good. Bring it. Read more »

Storytelling Will Spark the Overthrow: A Review of Lidia Yuknavitch's Novel, The Book of Joan

[E]ven if the bodies in The Book of Joan are devoid of gender, they do still cling to sex, love, emotion—they have to, because what else is there to live for when the world’s gone to shit? Read more »

5 Books for Women Who Work that Ivanka Trump Should Read

Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, is supposed to inspire and empower women, but it’s actually low on actual substance. Read more »

Fat Girls Deserve Fairytales Too: The Rejection of Tropes in “This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare”

Gabourey Sidibe’s debut memoir uses personal experiences to tell fat girls that they deserve happiness. Read more »

Living a Feminist Life: Sara Ahmed

Living A Feminist Life explores the controversial figure of the “feminist killjoy” and what it means to call out sexism. Read more »

The Perils of “Privilege”: Why Injustice Can’t Be Solved by Accusing Others of Advantage

Phoebe Maltz Bovy’s book makes a compelling argument that many of us use accusations of “privilege” to discredit, silence, and tear each other down. Read more »

Iced Out: Blair Braverman on Gender, Trauma, and the Dual Realities of Life in the Arctic

When I began reading Blair Braverman’s memoir, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube, I knew I would love it because it chronicled her life as a dog musher and her adventures in the Arctic. Read more »

Nerve Endings Signals New Beginnings for Trans Erotica: Tobi Hill-Meyer Transforms Narratives in Trans Erotic Lit

In Tobi Hill-Meyer’s anthology collection, Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic, 30 writers set out to create a new way to think about transgender erotica by grounding the genre in how trans people actually have sex. Read more »

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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 »

Kelly Link Discusses the Feminist Fairy Tales of Angela Carter

The new cover for The Bloody Chamber and Kelly Link, who wrote the introduction for the latest edition. A reluctant vampire queen... 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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