Traveling Lite: Why Women’s Travel Memoirs Get Sold Short

Men’s stories are seen as universal, women’s as particular. 

“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 »

Fierce As Fuck: The Future of Poetry Is Brown & Queer

This is a moment of poetic renaissance and poets of color are paving the way. Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books You Must Read in October

YA, a short story collection, and even a novel about hurricanes is on this list. Read more »

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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 »

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 »