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Unabashed Triumph: “You Should See Me in a Crown” Reimagines the Prom Queen

This is a book that, at its core, offers hope.

Unexpected Connection: “Felix Ever After” Lets Queer and Trans Teens Be Messy

The characterization in this book should serve as an example to others writing queer YA in 2020. Read more »

Greater Expectations: Through Music, Dua Saleh Nurtures Personal and Political Identity

 “My brain was manufacturing new language because I was refusing to be seen as a woman.” Read more »

Rupture and Reform: “You Exist Too Much” Is a Meditation on Queerness and Desire

Obsession serves a two-pronged function in queer stories. Read more »

Collective Softening: Jenara Nerenberg Seeks to Empower Neurodivergent Women

A flawed medical system leaves women with neurological differences, such as ADHD and autism, overlooked and misunderstood. Read more »

Bethany C. Morrow Rewrites the Siren Song

There’s no way to opt out of oppression and dehumanization, and no way to opt in to the power majority. Read more »

Intentionally Hidden: Mia Mercado’s “Weird but Normal” Honors Shame

“The idea of female sexuality is scary to a lot of people.” Read more »

Eating the Poison: “Sin Eater” Turns Shame into a Superpower

The most important thing is what you think of yourself, even if you’re in a terrible situation; that kind of self-worth is where everything else begins. Read more »

There Is an Art to Showing up—and Rachel Wilkerson Miller Has Mastered It

“You have to take care of yourself first. And that doesn’t make you selfish.” Read more »

Girl Likes Girl: Lindsay Sproul Queers the Mean Girl in YA

Lindsay Sproul spoke to Bitch about crafting a shitty lesbian teen character. Read more »

Siena Liggins Hates Being Told What to Do

“I hate my voice,” the pop singer says. Read more »

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