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Remembering bell hooks in Her Own Words

Bitch interviewed the legendary feminist scholar bell hooks in our Winter 2000 issue.

Juhea Kim Talks Korean History and Why Books Should Break Us Open

A new book explores the power of artistic imagery from Venus to Beyoncé. Read more »

What We’re Listening to: Black Belt Eagle Scout Champions Indigenous Resilience

“I come from a family and a tribe that really respects our land and our water. I wasn’t seeing that respect from capitalists, the [Obama] administration, and this very colonial [system]. I don’t say “Indians never die” in the song, but that name came to me when I wrote it. I want us to feel... Read more »

What We’re Watching: “Belly of the Beast” Uncloaks a Vile Prison Practice

Across the United States, incarcerated people are experiencing medical malpractice as a continuation of the country’s legal eugenics policies from the ’40s and ’50s. People with wombs are being sterilized—given partial and full hysterectomies—for routine reproductive concerns ranging from severe... Read more »

Women in the Picture: The Art Historian Challenging the Western Gaze Through a Feminist Lens

A new book explores the power of artistic imagery from Venus to Beyoncé. Read more »

“Sex Cult Nun”: Faith Jones Interrogates the Abusive Community Her Grandfather Created

“Sex Cult Nun” is a startling memoir of child abuse about the Children of God. Read more »

Facial Difference and PTSD: Ariel Henley on Growing up with Crouzon Syndrome

What Henley addresses with intelligent ferocity in her memoir is the emotional and psychological abuse that she endured throughout elementary and middle school growing up with Crouzon syndrome. Read more »

Hot Girl Shit: Trap Feminism Is Sesali Bowen’s Vision for Black Women

“There are a hundred different types of hood girls in the hood,” says author Sesali Bowen. “[Look closer, there’s] an array of stories about Black resilience and Black beauty and Black excellence and creativity.” Read more »

Wynonna Earp Reimagines the Old, Male West

Instead of celebrating hypermasculine cowboys who terrorize Indigenous peo-ple and abuse women, Emily Andras’s dramedy made a complicated woman the unlikely hero tasked with saving her town. Read more »

"Carefree Black Girls" Treats Black Women As Art

“The inspiration for the phrase and concept #CarefreeBlackGirl was the fact that, at that moment, I wasn’t feeling very carefree.” Read more »

Love Is the Drug: “Crazy For You” Puts a Societal Lens on Love and Sex Addiction

Reframing the way we think about love and sex can change our lives.  Read more »

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