Backtalk: Junot Diaz & MeToo

Can Diaz redeem himself?

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: “Proud Mary” is Slaying

Today we’re reading about James Baldwin. Read more »

5 Ways “Final Girls” is the Perfect Ode to 90’s Slasher Films

It may be the book that ushers in the next wave of cult classics.  Read more »

Bad Nerves: “Hi, Anxiety” Gives Voice To a Debilitating Invisible Disease

Hi, Anxiety offers insight into the ways anxiety tries to crush those in its clutches, and the beautiful and strange ways they bloom into being in spite of it. Read more »

“What We Lose” Is An Experimental Fiction Masterpiece

Zinzi Clemmons’s debut novel refuses to stay within the boundaries set for writers who aren’t white cisgender men. Read more »

Crushed Blackademics: The Case for Black Women to Ditch Academia

Edith Vane suffers the whips and scorns of academia in a world where tenure is an illusion. Read more »

“Abandon Me” Highlights How Abuse Hides In Queer Relationships

Abandon Me proves unequivocally that there must be room in the literary canon for the complexity of women’s stories on erotic fixation and loss. Read more »

Baby Fever : “The Art of Waiting” Captures the Pain of Infertility

Belle Boggs handles infertility through a nuanced and empathetic lens that’s attuned to issues of social justice. Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books You Should Read In July

There’s a memoir that’s funny as hell, a deep dive into an iconic comic book character, and even a fantasy. Read more »

Ruling the Seas: “Pirate Women” Celebrates the Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers History Has Left Behind

The few women pirates we know are briefly sketched side characters in male-driven stories. Read more »

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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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Demanding the Impossible: Walidah Imarisha Talks About Science Fiction and Social Change

Before she was a poet, journalist, documentary filmmaker, anti-prison activist, and college instructor, Walidah Imarisha was fascinated... 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 »

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 »