Magical girls, fixing the bestseller list, what to read when you’re out of feminist books to read, why History of Magic in North America sucked, tarot and literature and more.
Topics include Debi Thomas, the Mall of America, murder, kids on the sex offender registry, Trader Joe’s, what people smell like, Texts From Jane Eyre and more!
“There’s no denying that women writers are affected by systemic, institutionalised sexism in the media and publishing industries, but women who are queer, trans, of colour, disabled, sex workers, from low-income backgrounds and/or otherwise outside the mainstream are inevitably impacted more than most.”
Asexual romance novels, trans YA, lesbian poet trading cards, poetry as art, prisons and gender policing and more.
Topics include Jay-Z, adult braces, heroin, women & guns, tumblr teens, San Jose, the Titanic, murder, teenagers & social media and more!
Mary Meriam doesn’t flinch at female eroticism, at emotional turmoil, at social upheaval, at the truth of human cruelty. She also doesn’t flinch at rhyme, rhythm, formal constraint, or ancient forms of poetry and language.
“We have heard of a number of attempts to go down on a lover underwater, but apparently few women possess the breath-holding capacity to take their lover all the way to orgasm.”
We’re talking to Gabby Rivera about her debut novel “Juliet Takes a Breath”! We talk about subtleties in Latinx media representation, queer community, forgiveness and, of course, Lil’ Melvin.
A reading list for Beyoncé’s “Formation,” kink and creativity, a history of lesbian erotica, used bookstores, comics by women and more.
The South’s conservative and religious majority has made it nearly impossible to suss out the queers in classic Southern literature and in the history books. That’s why this list exists.
Topics include PeeWee Herman, Winona Ryder, “Making a Murderer,” dating TV shows, the 1966 University of Texas shooting and moar!
In Sigal Samuel’s The Mystics of Mile End, three members of the Meyer family encounter Jewish mysticism, and are drawn apart in their very different quests for the divine.
Through rule-breaking, more than one unauthorized hot air balloon flight, and a lot of other creative and brave attempts at escape, (RE)Sisters reveals truths about what we know, but may not always be able to say: that we are itching to break free of the implicit and explicit confines the white supremacist, patriarchal, heterosexist, cissexist, ableist, imperialist world puts on us.
1,000 books about black girls, a new Didion thinkpiece, earning a living wage when writing, literary binge reading and more.
Want to combine your values and your hobbies with some feminist coloring books? We’ve got you more than covered.
Topics include Flint, Margaret Atwood, the business of swinging, being emotionally ambushed by Oprah and everything that came before and after, Hokkaido, Alice Goffman and so much more!
You can totally read Gabby Rivera’s debut novel “Juliet Takes A Breath” right now! Join us for another fantastic Autostraddle Book Club.
Getting snowed in this weekend? Dive into these lesbian books with film adaptations; you’ve got the perfect thing to watch once you’re done.
Buying the same book over and over, decorating your dream library, why women writers disappear, historical fiction as resistance and more on queer books.
Brain Pickings’ Maria Popova curated a reading list just for Autostraddle readers!