Not Another Teen Book: Contemporary YA Lit Acknowledges the Spectrum of Teenage Experiences

As a perennially popular and thriving genre, YA is an important place for teenagers to start difficult conversations, even if it’s just acknowledging the spectrum of their experiences.

“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 »

“Her Body and Other Parties” Is A Collection Full of Bold Queer Women

Her Body And Other Parties is about pleasure, intimacy, and the people who crave it, have it, and witness it.  Read more »

“Her Own Hero”: Women’s Self Defense Has a Sordid Anti-Immigrant History

Marginalized folks have signed up for classes in droves following the election of Donald Trump. Read more »

Busting Stereotypes: Native American Women Are More Than Princesses and Squaws

Busting myths about Indigenous women.  Read more »

Orgasming To Liberation: “Vibrator Nation” Celebrates the History of Sex Toys

Dense with historical background and quotes from gender theorists, Vibrator Nation is not light beach reading, nor should it be. Read more »

My Absolute Misogyny: Male Authors Are Still Profiting From Women’s Pain

The use of sexual violence against women for shock value and literary awards is repulsive. Read more »

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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 »

Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. 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 »