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Creative Friction: For Francesca Lia Block, Writing is Healing

Francesca Lia Block’s new book The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and The Creative Process, weaves memoir with lessons on the craft of writing to create a unique and visceral guide to creativity.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Why Are We Still Failing Women Chefs?

When men get to be creative empire-builders and women stewards of tradition, a chicken-egg problem emerges. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Kesha Lost Her Appeal to Break Deals With Dr. Luke

At every point in the long legal battle thus far, Kesha has either lost in court or has dropped her claims.  Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Zora Neale Hurston chose authenticity over fame

Hurston’s ethos as a writer wasn’t rooted in pleasing the masses, but in offering a true depiction of what it meant to a Black, to be American, and to be human. Read more »

Backtalk: Junot Diaz & MeToo

Can Diaz redeem himself? Read more »

Popaganda: Birth of the New

On this episode of Popaganda, we dig into parenting and the end of the world: whether that means a total lifestyle change or global environmental calamity. Read more »

When #MeToo Was a Blank Canvas: Joy McCullough Wants Teens to Know About Artemisia Gentileschi

Joy McCullough’s novel Blood Water Paint offers a stunning portrait of the painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Read more »

Part of Your World: Imagining the Modern Mermaid

What’s more common than the fear of a girl’s desire to experience the world? Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Damn

He’s the first non-classical and non-jazz musician to ever win the prize. Read more »

5 Asian American Writers and Creatives You Should Know for AAPI Awareness Month

This list highlights the innovative work of AAPI writers and creatives who are expanding the limits of representation in literature and pop culture. Read more »

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