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Sobering Realities: Women Write Their Way into the Addiction Canon

Slowly but surely, women have been adding their stories to the memoir canon.

BitchWatch: 9 Comedy Specials to Help You Feel Less Alone This Holiday Season

Because we all deserve a laugh right about now. Read more »

“Happiest Season” Shows Queers Joy Is Sometimes Elusive

Happiest Season has big shoes to fill though there is really no other movie like it. Read more »

BitchWatch: 15 Holiday Movies Feminists Should Watch this Winter

Happy watching and happy holidays. Read more »

Sadly, Sia is Far From The First Person to Tokenize Autistic People

Sia’s response has made one thing clear: this film isn’t it. Read more »

The Corn-Fed Whiteness of Rural Literature

Much of this canon is white and male, fetishizing a version of rural life that never truly existed. Read more »

4 Nigerian Authors to Read Who Haven’t Been Proudly Transphobic

Continue investing in other Nigerian authors seeking to challenge some of Nigeria’s cultural norms. Read more »

White Rage, White Guilt: How Long Do We Wait for White Women to Learn?

I believe that the intentions were good, but the worst thing about good intentions is that sometimes the energy can be misplaced. Read more »

The Media Is Fed up with Trump. Finally.

Legacy publications are starting to publish critical analysis of breaking news with a healthy dose of context. Read more »

Spiritual Currency: The Manifestation Grift Comes to Instagram

Manifestation influencers like to say that the only thing standing between a person and their dreams is mindset, but this principle only works for the select few who already hold the right cards. Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »

No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. Read more »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

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 »