Literature

BitchReads: 13 Books You Should Read In July

There’s a memoir that’s funny as hell, a deep dive into an iconic comic book character, and even a fantasy. Read more »

A Q&A with Kristen Sollee About Unleashing Your Inner Witch

Each page offers illuminating examples of women and femmes resisting the patriarchy and embracing their inner power. Read more »

BitchReads: 17 Books You Should Read in June

Summer is an ideal time to read a good, engrossing book. Here are Bitch’s picks for June.  Read more »

Iced Out: Blair Braverman on Gender, Trauma, and the Dual Realities of Life in the Arctic

When I began reading Blair Braverman’s memoir, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube, I knew I would love it because it chronicled her life as a dog musher and her adventures in the Arctic. Read more »

Nerve Endings Signals New Beginnings for Trans Erotica: Tobi Hill-Meyer Transforms Narratives in Trans Erotic Lit

In Tobi Hill-Meyer’s anthology collection, Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic, 30 writers set out to create a new way to think about transgender erotica by grounding the genre in how trans people actually have sex. Read more »

Sages, Villains, and Seers: Mapping Disability in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Bodies and minds will always be rooted in a sociopolitical context, and it is that context that privileges one type of body and one type of mind over all others. Read more »

Disability is Not a Deficit and Other Truths in an Ableist World: A Review of Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure

What would our lives, movements, and communities look like if we moved towards restoration, not cure? Read more »

Street of Miracles: In Kai Cheng Thom's New Novel, Trans Femmes of Color Save Each Other

Thom maps the Street of Miracle’s inter-community contours, where there’s sisterhood, protection, and deep love—and also jealousy, internalized oppression, political differences, different amounts of privilege, and lovers quarrels. Read more »

Champagne, Sequins, and Male Tears: "Z" Season One Roundtable for Two

Z follows the Fitzgeralds through their bumpy marriage, their flapper-artist lifestyle, and party after party after party. Read more »

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