Books

“Hot Comb” Uplifts Black Women by Their Roots

All Black women haven’t experienced the trauma captured in Hot Comb, but there are still broad strokes that all Black women have either shared in intimate dialogues with our friends and family.

Backtalk: Junot Diaz & MeToo

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the latest in this #MeToo movement and what accountability can look like. More and more stories are coming out across industries of those who are abusing their power and we’re beginning to see more claims within the literary world. Last month, Junot Diaz... Read more »

Big Time: Julie Murphy’s Quest To Humanize Fat Girls

Puddin’ takes readers back to the small town made famous in Dumplin’. Read more »

BitchReads: 19 Books Feminists Should Read In May

Does it get any better than Zora Neale Hurston? Read more »

Sensational Touch: “Queer Sex” Explores Pleasure In Trans and Nonbinary Communities

Trans and nonbinary communities have an absolute right to explore our bodies deeply, openly, and with complete integrity. Read more »

The 12th Step: Leslie Jamison is Reinventing the Addiction Memoir

The Recovering works like an AA meeting where people are sharing their stories in the hopes that others will identify with them. Read more »

Five YA Novels That Tackle Sexual Assault

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, here are five YA books that offer meaningful, empowering narratives about sexual assault. Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read In April

This list has it all. Read more »

The Imperfect Woman: Antiheroines Take Center Stage In “The Female Persuasion”

Meg Wolitzer resists the impossible burden of writing an everywoman. Read more »

BitchReads Giveaway: "Make Trouble"

Want your very own copy of Make Trouble by Cecile Richards? Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »