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 »

Get Out of Gilead: Anti-Blackness in "The Handmaid’s Tale"

The Handmaid’s Tale remains silent on the central feature of American history, anti-blackness, while it takes from the oppression of Black women and applies it indiscriminately to white women. Read more »

Beloved, Black Women, and the Limits of Freedom: Reflecting on the Literary Classic as a Love Letter to Black Women

Beloved is a feat of liberatory work, a love letter to Black women, and a touchstone for the complexities of today’s Black freedom struggle. Read more »

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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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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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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 »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »