Books

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.”

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 »

BitchReads: 17 Books Feminists Should Read In February

The first six months of 2018 are full of great books. Read more »

Love Is Not Colorblind: “The Wedding Date” Deals Directly With Race

Alexa’s vocal and forward about how her Black womanhood shapes her intimate relationships. Read more »

Expanding Our Imagination: 9 Novels That Show Fat People Themselves

Some books show fat people themselves—good, bad, fatphobia, insecurities, and triumphs included Read more »

Revolution In Romance: Jasmine Guillory Gives Black Women the Book We’ve Been Waiting For

Jasmine Guillory might be the author who revitalizes romance novels. Read more »

Writing for Black Women: Ijeoma Oluo Is Still Speaking Truth to Power

Everyday, no matter what I write, I’m still writing for Black women, more than anyone else. Read more »

BitchReads Giveaway: 12 Free Books For You and Your Friends

Nothing beats free books. Read more »

White Dystopias: “Red Clocks” Ignores Marginalized Communities

Red Clocks leaves a lot to be desired. 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 »

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 »

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 »