Books

BitchReads: 7 YA Books Feminists Should Read in December

As we wrap up 2020, we’ll be reading.

Safe and Seen: Leave Potter Nostalgia behind in Favor of Trans Authors

It’s heartbreaking to learn that one of your icons is transphobic. Read more »

Collective Softening: Jenara Nerenberg Seeks to Empower Neurodivergent Women

A flawed medical system leaves women with neurological differences, such as ADHD and autism, overlooked and misunderstood. Read more »

BitchReads: 17 Books Feminists Should Read in June

When all else fails, we still have pop culture to give us comfort, but right now, even that doesn’t seem as if it’s enough. Read more »

Three Lives Intertwined: “A Burning” Challenges Islamophobia and Political Neglect

The violence of the crowd and the violence of poverty don’t simply happen; they’re created and maintained by the decision-making of those in power. Read more »

Bethany C. Morrow Rewrites the Siren Song

There’s no way to opt out of oppression and dehumanization, and no way to opt in to the power majority. Read more »

Intentionally Hidden: Mia Mercado’s “Weird but Normal” Honors Shame

“The idea of female sexuality is scary to a lot of people.” Read more »

Without Condition: In “Fairest,” Meredith Talusan Dreams of Freedom from Others’ Perception

“My gender and race reflected on each other like a dizzying hall of distorted mirrors.” Read more »

Eating the Poison: “Sin Eater” Turns Shame into a Superpower

The most important thing is what you think of yourself, even if you’re in a terrible situation; that kind of self-worth is where everything else begins. Read more »

There Is an Art to Showing up—and Rachel Wilkerson Miller Has Mastered It

“You have to take care of yourself first. And that doesn’t make you selfish.” Read more »

Girl Likes Girl: Lindsay Sproul Queers the Mean Girl in YA

Lindsay Sproul spoke to Bitch about crafting a shitty lesbian teen character. 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 »

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 »

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 »