Hey there and welcome to this week’s Lez Liberty Lit!
Just one Word of the Year for 2020? Oxford doesn’t know her:
“Oxford Languages could not simply choose one word, nor one phrase, nor even one emoji, to sum it all up. This year, the Word of the Year is… a 16 page Language Report with sections on Covid-19, remote work, social movements, and the environment, and highlighting everything from ‘social distancing’ to ‘doomscrolling’ to ‘Blursday’ to ‘BLM.'”
Meanwhile Webster’s word of the year is… pandemic. Okay.
Here are some journalling tips.
Friend of the pod A.E. Osworth has a trans-only writing class that looks extremely relevant to your interests.
Jinghua Qian wrote about being “woman-lite” in women’s literary spaces for the Feminist Writer’s Festival.
Who wrote America’s first sci-fi novel?
Read these 11 new books by Native American writers. Read these seven highly anticipated books to celebrate 50 years of The Feminist Press. Read these Nigerian authors who haven’t been proudly transphobic. Read these books instead of doomscrolling. Read these sex-positive books. Read these 16 nonfiction books that tried to define America.