Books

Loud and Queer: The Problem with Demanding Queer Visibility

We need to find alternative templates for talking about queer representation.

Woman-Made World: Inside the Inevitable Rise of the Feminist City

There are ways to transform the city that would advance the liberation of women and marginalized people. Read more »

Rebekah Weatherspoon Is the Queen of Erotic Romance

If you want to read romances with a bit more erotic heat to them, look no further than Rebekah Weatherspoon. Read more »

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. Read more »

Unabashed Triumph: “You Should See Me in a Crown” Reimagines the Prom Queen

This is a book that, at its core, offers hope. Read more »

Slaying the Girlboss: New Books Explore the Underbelly of Corporate Feminism

Against differing backdrops, Andrea Bartz and Leah Stein offer their own look into the darker underbelly of these easily marketable spaces. Read more »

A Multifaceted Beauty: In Emma Dabiri’s “Twisted,” Black Hair Is Both Historic and Personal

Emma Dabiri’s analysis also shines in its unexpected critique of today’s natural hair movement in an international context. Read more »

Very Online: Anti-Racist Readers Are Plaguing the DMs of Black People

We’re in the time of the online anti-racism book club. Read more »

Unexpected Connection: “Felix Ever After” Lets Queer and Trans Teens Be Messy

The characterization in this book should serve as an example to others writing queer YA in 2020. Read more »

Rupture and Reform: “You Exist Too Much” Is a Meditation on Queerness and Desire

Obsession serves a two-pronged function in queer stories. Read more »

Very Online: The Literary World May Never Recover from #PublishingPaidMe

For Black writers, Twitter acts as a guiding force. 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 »

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 »

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 »