Both light and heavy, dark and redeeming, this book is sure to be a comfort and resource for many, as we try to bridge the growing gap between “coastal elites” and “flyover states.”
It’s one of many reasons Shraya is such a singular artist. She’s making work for herself and her communities – everyone else is welcome to appreciate her, but she doesn’t seem much to care.
Science and sexuality collide with swift force in this short but striking chapbook.
Irby evokes Nora Ephron in her latest essay collection.
FINNA’s protagonists are two exes of less than a week, Jules (they/them) and Ava (she/her), who continue to work at the same godforsaken mega furniture store named LitenVärld, an IKEA approximation in an unknown city and country. A portal to another realm opens up and into it escapes an elderly customer who Jules and Ava must now retrieve, or risk being fired.
Why? Because capitalism.
Everything Is Beautiful is one part beloved comics, one part brand new material, and all parts trademark Yao Xiao — warm colors, probing questions, deeply personal reflections, and an endless exploration of the binaries Yao has spent her life trying to navigate.
“Many creatives still have reservations and fears around medication as they believe that it will dampen the creative flow, turn off the magic, or make them less able to connect with the emotion they are trying to convey. This misconception is dismantled in Erlichman’s poetry, she’s sharp and precise while illustrating the often untethered emotion that comes with mania or psychosis.”
In their debut story collection We Had No Rules, Corinne Manning makes a rare, generous offer to the queer community: to hold us accountable.
“Cam” screenwriter Isa Mazzei’s new memoir is an accessible and honest portrayal of one woman’s stint in the online sex industry.
“Transformative justice”—the idea that communities can resolve and repair harm and abuse, as well as transform the conditions that led to them, on their own without the necessity of State intervention or by replicating the State’s carceral form of justice—looks good on paper, but there are still so many big questions.
Chani Nicholas’ debut astrology guide slash workbook gives you the keys to better understand yourself, if you are ready to commit to it.
It has taken over 50 years for us to get the full, queer truth about Carson McCullers’s life, and now I know why. We were waiting for Jenn Shapland.
This essay collection is a warm and personal tribute to the title characters of Little Women, in honor of the classic’s 150th birthday. But it left much to be desired in the way of queer content.
Carmen Maria Machado’s first memoir, a deep dive into abuse between women both in Machado’s past relationship and in our world, is a wholly unique and wholly necessary text.
Often, we talk about novels that should have been short stories. Dunham’s book of the same title “A Year Without a Name” feels like a memoir that should have been a personal essay.
“Bury the Lede” follows the familiar, even classic format that makes a hard-boiled detective story work, but Dunn takes that wireframe and expands upon it to make something unique.
“More than gender, Chu is writing about desire. She might argue they’re the same thing, and she is convincing, but whether or not you agree with her, this exploration of desire is worth considering.”
The book deftly acknowledges that each of its five main characters is different in their experience of their bodies, sexualities, genders, romantic interests, and overall development. It allows each kid to define their experience on their own terms and shows a little of their process of becoming comfortable with their unique selves, while promoting kind and thoughtful behavior toward all peers.
It’s hard to overstate how much I loved this book and how much I think you will, too.
While “Turn This World Inside Out” makes plain the problems with shaming folks into a more liberated world free of gendered violence, it does so in limited ways that made me as a reader hungry for more.