“Maid” and the Resurgence of Hardship Memoirs

Stephanie Land doesn’t frame her story as an inspiring tale of bootstrapping, a blueprint for others, or evidence that grit and determination are all it takes to escape poverty.

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: An excerpt from "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages"

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 »

What Is a Sister?: Audre Lorde and Pat Parker’s Letters Are a Balm for the Soul

The friendship that these feminist poets shared was intentional, deep, and illuminating. Read more »

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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 »

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. 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 »