Books

Writing Toward Truth: Bassey Ikpi’s New Book Reckons with the Lies Mental Illness Weaves

“…the lie that sustained itself for so long becomes true in its own way. It becomes a part of the story.”

Be the Monster: Sady Doyle Draws a Macabre Road Map of Female Monstrosity

Throughout history, patriarchal social norms have dictated an acceptable set of standards—mental, physical, relational, sexual—that non-cisgender men must conform to. Read more »

Annabel Gat on Astrology, Heartbreak, and Embracing the Unknown

It’s not so much about our birth or the stars dictating how we love, flirt, and fuck. Instead it’s about wanting to understand the hows and whys of the ways we navigate our relationships. Read more »

7 Books by Queer Black Writers to Read in Honor of James Baldwin’s Birthday

Today, more LGBTQ Black authors are carving out the space that James Baldwin helped craft. Read more »

Pleasure as Praxis: adrienne maree brown on Human Error, Longing, and the Power of Prioritizing Love

Capitalism often tricks us into functioning from a place of scarcity, where longing for pleasure is the most we can aspire to. But what if we could tap into our desires in small ways every day? Read more »

Doing Nothing Is a Radical Idea for Marginalized People

For marginalized people, doing “nothing” is the last resource we have. Read more »

Bye Sharam: Indian Women Are Tapping into the Enduring Power of Memoir

Sharam, or shame, is one of patriarchy’s most powerful weapons, and it begins early. Read more »

“Hot Comb” Uplifts Black Women by Their Roots

All Black women haven’t experienced the trauma captured in Hot Comb, but there are still broad strokes that all Black women have either shared in intimate dialogues with our friends and family. Read more »

Fear of a Feminist Lens: How Emily Nussbaum Pioneered TV Criticism

Nussbaum provides a roadmap for how to talk about television with an openness that sheds the hand-wringing that has plagued television criticism since its conception. Read more »

BitchReads: 5 Nonfiction Books Feminists Should Read This July

We’re bringing BitchReads back! Read more »

A Queerer World: 2019 Is the Year of the LGBTQ YA Novel

This year, LGBTQ young adult novels have finally diversified the queer experience. Read more »

Pages

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »

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 »