Books

Beauty Marked: “Made-Up” Explores the Addictive Power of Artifice

“Sometimes, to feel at peace, all you need is for someone to tell you what to buy,” writes author Daphné B.

"Carefree Black Girls" Treats Black Women As Art

“The inspiration for the phrase and concept #CarefreeBlackGirl was the fact that, at that moment, I wasn’t feeling very carefree.” Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books Feminists Should Read in October

Cozy up with a new title this month. Read more »

Soul Survivor: Tarana Burke's "Unbound" Brings #MeToo Back to Its Roots

Burke continues a tradition of Black feminist thought that centers Black girls and women. Read more »

Love Is the Drug: “Crazy For You” Puts a Societal Lens on Love and Sex Addiction

Reframing the way we think about love and sex can change our lives.  Read more »

Socialist Anxiety: Sally Rooney’s New Novel Reveals an Author Trapped By Herself

The insistent classification of Rooney’s work as Marxist has long felt like a stretch. Read more »

BitchReads: 11 Books Feminists Should Read in September

Greet fall with these upcoming titles. Read more »

Academia Is Even Darker than We Thought

Katie Zhao and Victoria Lee are shaping the canon of dark academia. Read more »

Loose Threads: Anna Qu Wants Us to Know the Truth About Garment Factories

Anna Qu relied on her powers of observation to survive a punishing home environment. Read more »

Soft Power: Nichole Perkins Redesigns the Politics of Desire

People still have a hard time recognizing that Black women need to be protected. Read more »

Written On the Body: For Deborah Copaken, Biology Is a Battlefield

She is using her body as a megaphone. Read more »

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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 »

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. 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 »

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »