Books

Corseted Up: Victorian Ideals Are Still Binding up Women

A woman who meets the world with intensity is a woman who endures lashes of shame and disapproval.

Gather Your People: White Women Must Hold Each Other Accountable For Racism

We cannot dismantle what we refuse to confront. Read more »

After Wakanda: 5 Black Sci-Fi Writers You Should Know

A short list of great Black authors who can introduce you to Black speculative-fiction. Read more »

What Is a Sister?: Audre Lorde and Pat Parker’s Letters Are a Balm for the Soul

The friendship that these feminist poets shared was intentional, deep, and illuminating. Read more »

Personal-Political Tension: “An American Marriage” Shows How Black Love Survives Injustice

Exploring a massive crisis through the prism of the personal is a vital tradition of Black thought. Read more »

Opening Wounds: “Heart Berries” Is the Coming of Age Manifesto for Native American Girls

Terese Marie Mailhot is helping American Indian women navigate pain, anger, and mental illness. Read more »

For the Love of Independence: Romance Authors Are Literature’s Unsung Heroines

Women working for themselves while changing the culture of romance is explicitly feminist. Read more »

BitchReads: 17 Books Feminists Should Read In February

The first six months of 2018 are full of great books. Read more »

Love Is Not Colorblind: “The Wedding Date” Deals Directly With Race

Alexa’s vocal and forward about how her Black womanhood shapes her intimate relationships. Read more »

Expanding Our Imagination: 9 Novels That Show Fat People Themselves

Some books show fat people themselves—good, bad, fatphobia, insecurities, and triumphs included Read more »

Revolution In Romance: Jasmine Guillory Gives Black Women the Book We’ve Been Waiting For

Jasmine Guillory might be the author who revitalizes romance novels. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »