Moraga’s latest, “Native Country of the Heart,” is a deep meditation on memory — reflections of the past, recalling hard moments, losing ourselves, and remembering who we are as Mexican-Americans, in more ways than one. She spoke to Autostraddle about her new book and the journey her queer feminism has taken over the course of her career.
Topics include Ramona Quimby, female thirst, dentistry, Christian Moms who make money selling printables on their blogs, murderabilia, women outside, the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and more!
Carmen Maria Machado, writers’ roles in addressing climate change, why you don’t need to publish a book by 30, a liberated Cinderella, and more!
These awesome eight crime books, including mysteries, thrillers, and true crime, all feature queer women!
Middle school is weird. It was awkward as hell when I was a hormonal, monstrous, uncertain twelve-year-old, and only slightly less so when I went back to teach English. So when I found myself, a 23-year-old rookie teacher, standing in a cafeteria fielding a question about how lesbian sex works from a seventh grader, I can’t say I had any right to be surprised.
Madeline Miller’s Circe was one of the most talked-about books of the year in 2018, and there’s a reason that we all love queer girl revisionings like Malinda Lo’s queer lit contemporary classic Ash. In that vein, here are 18 books that look at classic tales from a new point of view.
Topics include ice cream, Rosie O’Donnell, the summer of scam, freestyle halfpipe skiing, the capitalist takeover of higher education, JT Leroy, marriage, Bob Fosse and more!
Writing and money, machines learning from our texts (and replicating our power structures), whether books are clutter and more.
LGBT fiction for the tween / young teen in your life, or for anyone who likes a good queer book (spoiler: that’s everyone).
Topics include kayaking in Alaska, taking Amtrak across the U.S., Queer Teen Stars, Cathy, Lindy West, frequent flyer mile obsessives, calories, the professional poet and more!
Getting real about the financial realities of writing, creative forces of subculture, K-pop, the branded ephemera of Frida Khalo, and shedding books to survive academia.
Here are 20 novels, YA titles, memoirs, poetry collections, and more that we think you’ll absolutely love. What are you excited about reading this spring?
Topics include rats, being awake during surgery, defining disability, aerial skiing, a deranged mayor in late-90s Connecticut, Luke Perry, college admissions, Fox News, Outdoor Voices and so much more!
A subjective beginning exploration into the far-reaching but inconsistent landscape of literary tomboys.
Pleasure Activism offers up a multitude of tactics for which to embody pleasure, claim it as a central and essential liberatory practice, and a sustainable one for the long-term road trip of justice work.
Topics include lesbian doppelgängers, the lives of facebook moderators, YouTube’s young ASMR stars, Homicide: Death on the Screen, student loans, Elizabeth Holmes and so much more!
A website that generates short stories based on phone numbers, the feminist Western, financially sustaining a creative life, books to read before “The L Word” comes back, and more.
Have you read Stray City by Chelsey Johnson? It’s got great authentic representation of supportive queer community. Here are eight more books featuring queers who show up for each other!
I talked to lesbian author T Kira Madden about her debut memoir, the challenges of writing about family and addiction, and finding a sense of belonging in queer community and in life.
Topics include stadium bathrooms, murder, “sportswriting’s filthiest fuck-up,” Heaven’s Gate fashion, handheld gaming, everyone else but you having money, the queer art of f*cking your friends and more!