Books

Racism and Apathy along the “Highway of Tears”

How long will families be forced to relive the trauma of their loved ones death or disappearance, with empty promises of justice?

An Old New World: When One People’s Sci-Fi Is Another People’s Past

Colonization and marginalization are commonly used as plot points, but for Native Americans these are not fantastical, imagined scenarios. We live them. Read more »

Feminista Jones Wants Black Women to Reclaim Their Space

Reclaiming Our Space is a reminder that Black feminists have been using Twitter and Facebook to build offline movements. Read more »

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.” Read more »

Very Online: When Authors Behave Badly on Twitter

Do authors have a responsibility to be more careful with how they wield social media? Read more »

Blue Humor: “That’s Mental” Is a Hilarious Meditation on Life with—and Stigma against—Bipolar Disorder

Comedian Amanda Rosenberg is doing something extremely important: disrupting the stigma that keeps so many people silent about their pain. Read more »

Siren Songs: Nina MacLaughlin on Revisiting the Women of Ovid’s “Metamorphoses”

In Wake, Siren, Ovid’s women emerge as unique individuals, fully formed and very often full of anger. Read more »

Binding Harm: Generations of Witches Intertwine Rituals and Activism

To be a witch is to have and to exercise agency on behalf of all. Read more »

In the Muck: With “In the Dream House,” Carmen Machado Archives Queer Women’s Pain

“Our culture does not have an investment in helping queer folks understand what their experiences mean.” Read more »

“All This Could Be Yours” Complicates the Narrative of Shitty Men and Forgiveness

By focusing on the women who Victor has harmed, Jami Attenberg offers a fleeting world where even messy, sometimes-bad women deserve justice on their own terms. Read more »

Beyond Coming Out: 6 Lesbian Novels That Bring the Romance, and Sex

We deserve books that actively center our pleasure, too. 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 »

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 »

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 »