Books

The Best Queer YA Novels of 2019

It’s been a stunning year for queer young-adult novels.

Greatness Becomes Her: Sarah McBride On Loss, Gain, and the Brightness of Tomorrow

Even in the darkest moments, all of us can bear witness to acts of amazing grace. Read more »

Ratings Gold: Women Showrunners Are Ushering In TV’s Golden Age

Joy Press presents the “golden age” through the lens of the women who are creating it. Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read In March

This BitchReads list is designed to get your “must-read” list ready for spring. Read more »

I Consider the Union My Second Mother: An excerpt from "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages"

A compelling excerpt from We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages.  Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »