Books

BitchReads: 13 Nonfiction Books Feminists Should Read this September

There is so much to read in so little time, which is one of the myriad reasons I love curating the BitchReads list on a (semi)-regular basis.

MariNaomi Looks In Between Cultures in Illustrated Memoir "Turning Japanese"

“It was definitely pretty naive to think that I would find some kind of belonging in a foreign country.” Read more »

In Defense of Unlikable Women

We forgive our male heroes even when they’re flawed, aimless brutes. But if they’re female? Forget it.  Read more »

Cut & Paste: Zines About Women Musicians

From Yoko Ono and the Supremes to punk and hardcore, check out these four zines about highlighting women in music. Read more »

Popaganda: Insider/Outsider

This one’s for the punks, poets, radicals, and outliers. We hear four stories about what life is like as an outsider, from tattoo artists confronting invisible disabilities to poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on being a person of color in the punk scene. Plus, we hear from... Read more »

In "The Telling," Zoe Zolbrod Writes a Searing Memoir of Survival

In ferocious diction, Zolbrod chronicles the impact of sexual abuse and years of keeping the abuse a secret. Read more »

Lindy West’s “Shrill” Is a Hilarious Manifesto for Living Loud and Proud

It’s the best kind of memoir, balancing humor with genuine reflection and empathy. Read more »

Xicana Icon Ana Castillo Talks Ageism, Writing, & Queer Identity

Over her forty years of writing, Ana Castillo has personified resilience. Now, she opens up in an interview about her new memoir. Read more »

Michelle Gonzales's New Memoir Details Punk History Through a Xicana Feminist Perspective

In The Spitboy Rule, Gonzales's unique experience and perspective document a critical moment in punk culture. Read more »

In Her Memoir, Diane Guerrero Showcases the Struggles and Resilience of An Undocumented Family

Orange is the New Black star Diane Guerrero opens up about her family in her memoir “In the Country We Love.” Read more »

Flash Fiction Author Desiree Cooper Urges Us to Know the Mother

Flash fiction author Desiree Cooper counters motherhood mythology with raw reality. 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 »

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 »

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 »