Books

BitchReads: 17 Books Feminists Should Read in July

 This BitchReads list is curated to encourage everyone to find the small joys, including books, that will help us through this trying time.

Trauma Club: The Chronic Popularity of Illness Lit

Cure, remission, and rehabilitation provide the happy ending and death the sad one. Read more »

Influx of Illness: Will Chronic-Illness Patients Get Their #MeToo Movement?

Much like sexual-violence survivors, chronic-illness patients also have whisper networks. Read more »

Radical Bodies: “Dietland” Author Sarai Walker On Her Taboo-Busting Book’s Journey To TV

Dietland’s willingness to engage with difficult, complex subjects—not least of which is women’s anger—feels deeply resonant right now.  Read more »

A Displaced Body: “Sick” and the Elusive Search for Wellness

I continue to be poor. I continue to be sick. The system keeps me that way. Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read In June

We’re six months into 2018, and the great books just keep coming. Read more »

Backtalk: Junot Diaz & MeToo

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the latest in this #MeToo movement and what accountability can look like. More and more stories are coming out across industries of those who are abusing their power and we’re beginning to see more claims within the literary world. Last month, Junot Diaz... Read more »

Big Time: Julie Murphy’s Quest To Humanize Fat Girls

Puddin’ takes readers back to the small town made famous in Dumplin’. Read more »

BitchReads: 19 Books Feminists Should Read In May

Does it get any better than Zora Neale Hurston? Read more »

Sensational Touch: “Queer Sex” Explores Pleasure In Trans and Nonbinary Communities

Trans and nonbinary communities have an absolute right to explore our bodies deeply, openly, and with complete integrity. Read more »

The 12th Step: Leslie Jamison is Reinventing the Addiction Memoir

The Recovering works like an AA meeting where people are sharing their stories in the hopes that others will identify with them. Read more »

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Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  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 »