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Unabashed Triumph: “You Should See Me in a Crown” Reimagines the Prom Queen

This is a book that, at its core, offers hope.

Slaying the Girlboss: New Books Explore the Underbelly of Corporate Feminism

Against differing backdrops, Andrea Bartz and Leah Stein offer their own look into the darker underbelly of these easily marketable spaces.

Land Marks: Subversive Cartography Maps the Margins

The lesser-known stories of Toronto and its residents are as rich and as fascinating as those onscreen.

What Just Happened: A Victory for Abortion Rights

There’s no question that this is good news, but we shouldn’t assume that today’s decision amounts to a wholesale fuck-you to abortion opponents. 

A Multifaceted Beauty: In Emma Dabiri’s “Twisted,” Black Hair Is Both Historic and Personal

Emma Dabiri’s analysis also shines in its unexpected critique of today’s natural hair movement in an international context.

Very Online: Anti-Racist Readers Are Plaguing the DMs of Black People

We’re in the time of the online anti-racism book club.

Holy Sanctimony: The Hypocrisy of the Fight for Marriage Equality

The fight for the right to marry, to raise kids—to embody the heterosexual nuclear family—has largely eschewed our fight for the right to be otherwise.

Picketing Equality: Non-religious Queer Storylines Still Rule the TV Roost

We need more sophisticated storylines pertaining to religion and tolerance.

Mindy Kaling Puts a New, Comedic Spin on the Rom-Com Heroine

For some, Kaling’s characters represent the wish fulfillment of actually doing the wild thing your parents always warned against.

Political Possibilities: Black Feminism Offers a Path to Abolition

Black feminists and abolitionists teach us to demand more, even in a moment when it seems like we’re already fighting for so much.

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