Books

“Women in the Qur’an” Makes Islam a Liberation Tool

“Women in the Qur’an” may prove an important contribution to the conversation about Islam and the sociopolitical realities of Muslim women’s lived experience. Read more »

BitchReads: 10 Books You Must Read in August

These 10 new reads explore Nigeria, Brooklyn in the 90’s, a middle school that preaches conformity, and a range of other experiences that will make August one of your favorite months this year. Read more »

Astral Projecting: “AFAR” Beautifully Stretches the Boundaries of Fantasy

The writing debut of comics artist Leila del Duca centers on teenage siblings Boetema and Inotu, whose flaky parents generate constant upheaval in their lives. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: “Proud Mary” is Slaying

Today we’re reading about James Baldwin. Read more »

5 Ways “Final Girls” is the Perfect Ode to 90’s Slasher Films

It may be the book that ushers in the next wave of cult classics.  Read more »

Bad Nerves: “Hi, Anxiety” Gives Voice To a Debilitating Invisible Disease

Hi, Anxiety offers insight into the ways anxiety tries to crush those in its clutches, and the beautiful and strange ways they bloom into being in spite of it. Read more »

“What We Lose” Is An Experimental Fiction Masterpiece

Zinzi Clemmons’s debut novel refuses to stay within the boundaries set for writers who aren’t white cisgender men. Read more »

Crushed Blackademics: The Case for Black Women to Ditch Academia

Edith Vane suffers the whips and scorns of academia in a world where tenure is an illusion. Read more »

“Abandon Me” Highlights How Abuse Hides In Queer Relationships

Abandon Me proves unequivocally that there must be room in the literary canon for the complexity of women’s stories on erotic fixation and loss. Read more »

Pages

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 »

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 »