Books

A New Fairy Tale: “One to Watch” Imagines a Fat Bachelorette

Kate Stayman-London beautifully pulls back the curtain on what fat women in particular endure, not only when attempting to find love, but also in simply existing.

4 Books to Read for Women’s History Month

From the modern American South, to 19th-century Ghana, to a spaceship en route to Mars, these stories capture compelling visions of the lives of women of color. Read more »

Wild Enchantment: The Creatureliness of Barbara Comyns

Sometimes I come across novelists whose work is alive with wildness. Barbara Comyns is one of these. Read more »

5 Women Writers Who Challenge and Expand the Canon

Modern literary tradition is indebted to women who dared to write, whose work challenges and expands the canon. Read more »

Rural Savior: “Barbed Wire Heart” Offers a Violent Heroine We Can All Root For

“Barbed Wire Heart” is a love letter to Tess Sharpe’s rural hometown. Read more »

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

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »