Books

Cultivating Joy: Dani McClain Faces Down the Fear of Maternal Mortality

When you become responsible for guiding a young person through this world, there are a lot of reasons to have some anxiety. 

BitchReads: The Best Black Women’s History Books of 2017

Female and nonbinary historians, scholars, and writers are pushing Black women’s stories into the canon.  Read more »

The “Bitch Doctrine” Is the Uplifting Manifesto We Need

Laurie Penny’s collection of essays explores the uncomfortable corset of the gender binary. Read more »

The Future is Feminist Joy

The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness reveals the blueprint to happier lives. Read more »

A Sexual Violence Reckoning is Coming In Publishing

It’s time to take down no good, very bad literary men. Read more »

BitchReads: The Best Memoirs of 2017

Being able to peek into the lives of other people who are far different than us deepens our understanding of this complex life. Read more »

BitchReads: 5 Books You Must Read In December

If you love the books, pass on the gift of literature to a fellow bibliophile. Read more »

Let Freedom Reign: Meet America’s First Feminists

The beginning of the women’s rights movement was not the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. Read more »

Friday's Children: Revisiting—and Rethinking—the Sex-Positive 1970s

Nancy Friday’s bestselling collection of women’s erotic fantasies contradicted the staunch conviction that women lacked the rich sexual fantasy lives enjoyed by men. Read more »

7 Books To Read During Trans Awareness Week

Trans Awareness Week has reads on reads on reads. Read more »

No More White Girl Tales: “Mean” Reimagines Memoirs for Women of Color

Myriam Gurba’s criticism of white America’s racial myopia couldn’t be better timed. Read more »

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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 »

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 »