Inventing Adulthood : Four Novels Reveal the Magic of Queer Self-Actualization

What does it mean to come of age as a 20-something queer person with no money, no resources, and no illusions about respectability?

Sensational Touch: “Queer Sex” Explores Pleasure In Trans and Nonbinary Communities

Trans and nonbinary communities have an absolute right to explore our bodies deeply, openly, and with complete integrity. Read more »

The 12th Step: Leslie Jamison is Reinventing the Addiction Memoir

The Recovering works like an AA meeting where people are sharing their stories in the hopes that others will identify with them. Read more »

Five YA Novels That Tackle Sexual Assault

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, here are five YA books that offer meaningful, empowering narratives about sexual assault. Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read In April

This list has it all. Read more »

The Imperfect Woman: Antiheroines Take Center Stage In “The Female Persuasion”

Meg Wolitzer resists the impossible burden of writing an everywoman. Read more »

BitchReads Giveaway: "Make Trouble"

Want your very own copy of Make Trouble by Cecile Richards? Read more »

4 Books to Read for Women’s History Month

From the modern American South, to 19th-century Ghana, to a spaceship en route to Mars, these stories capture compelling visions of the lives of women of color. Read more »

Wild Enchantment: The Creatureliness of Barbara Comyns

Sometimes I come across novelists whose work is alive with wildness. Barbara Comyns is one of these. Read more »

5 Women Writers Who Challenge and Expand the Canon

Modern literary tradition is indebted to women who dared to write, whose work challenges and expands the canon. Read more »

Rural Savior: “Barbed Wire Heart” Offers a Violent Heroine We Can All Root For

“Barbed Wire Heart” is a love letter to Tess Sharpe’s rural hometown. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »