“Maid” and the Resurgence of Hardship Memoirs

Stephanie Land doesn’t frame her story as an inspiring tale of bootstrapping, a blueprint for others, or evidence that grit and determination are all it takes to escape poverty.

Eloquent Rage: How Brittney Cooper Created a Black Feminist Manifesto

When Dr. Brittney Cooper speaks, the world stops to listen. Read more »

Naming the Problem: Rebecca Solnit on Activism, Outrage, and a Way Forward

If there’s less violence against women, we have less to be angry about. Read more »

Inventing Adulthood : Four Novels Reveal the Magic of Queer Self-Actualization

What does it mean to come of age as a 20-something queer person with no money, no resources, and no illusions about respectability? Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Nonfiction Books Feminists Should Read This Fall

In tumultuous political and social times, I turn to nonfiction books. Read more »

Et Tu, Brutes: Donna Zuckerberg on How Misogyny Red-Pilled the Classics

When the Red Pillers—online communities of far-right, anti-feminist men—need to back up their misogynist and racist claims, they look to Ovid, Euripides, or the Stoics. Read more »

A New Day: Can Hollywood and Publishing Maintain the Momentum of #AsianAugust?

Helen Hoang, Lillian Li, and R.O. Kwon offer insight into why Hollywood and the publishing industry are finally beginning to wake up. Read more »

Ancestral Roots: Bernice L. McFadden Sings An Enslaved Black Woman’s Song

After the darkness, there’s light. Read more »

Brutal Entertainment: “Sadie” Turns True Crime Upside Down

Not many people get to build a platform on writing the most brittle girls imaginable. Read more »

Unapologetically Free: Charlene Carruthers Gives Us A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

If we see our work through a Black Queer Feminist Lens, we can actually move toward and be engaged in that work of collective liberation. Read more »

Naming Fears: Vivek Shraya on Vulnerability as a Tool for Transformation

What if saying “I’m afraid” was just as much of a statement of resilience as “I’m not afraid?” Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »