“It was one of those rare moments in American history when there was something worse than being a lesbian, and that was being a Communist.”
Runaways, witches, and girl gangs: a review and conversation with Kai Cheng Thom on her new book, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars.
“So, are menstrual bags good, or are they bad? Do they empower women, or further constrict them? It becomes obvious that this is not a zero-sum game, and Moore illuminates the coexistence of multiple conflicting truths.”
They’re here, at least one of them’s queer, and surprise: she’s not the one who dies! “Coady and the Creepies” rocks queer and disability representation, punk history and more.
With the current, constant news about Trump and Russia, this book — about three journeys across Russia, the politics of the closet, and the personal/political — could not be more timely.
“Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Volume Two,” with interviews by King and edited by Elena Rose, is a collection of 16 interviews with queer and trans artists of color that inspire, empower and give an intimate glance into the creative process of some of the most interesting artists in the world.
Psycho Nymph Exile is a cartography of brokenness, an answer to the question that no one wants to ask: What happens after exile? What happens to the girls who become trash?
Immerse yourself in these poems and prepare to come out raw and clean.
“Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones” is the kind that shakes and wakes that brave, mad, dangerous girl I used to be.
Gay is far more honest than most about the weird ways we actually solve for love. The necessary ugliness in getting there.
This book is a must for college students, sex nerds, and activists alike — especially if your Trump resistance involves sex education, sexual assault prevention, or reproductive rights.
This is the year the resistance takes shape. And for feminists looking for a roadmap, The Crunk Feminist Collection is the newly-printed guidebook that sets the path.
“In the words of Notting Hill, “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Or more realistically, I’m just a girl, standing in front of KFC, praying that it’s open.”
“When the Moon Was Ours not only touches on qpoc life and gender roles and social constructs, but it beautifully and brutally explores what it means to be a queer teen of color in a world constantly rejecting and defining who you should be.”
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I chatted with Lyn this week about the book, youth activism, and intergenerational activism. She had a lot of amazing things to say, spoiler alert.
“Girard’s writing is special in the way it speaks the language of our lived experience of moving through and within gender — inching, painfully slow, changeable, delightful, sexy, and made manifest in a thousand tiny ways, often between people and between words, unspoken.”
Finish out your summer with some queer engineer approved picks.
Just like life itself, and especially childhood, “The Greatest of Marlys” is a complete roller coaster of emotions and experiences that takes you all over the place in unexpected ways.
Three twenty-something friends living in New York City accidentally acquire a mysterious liquid substance called Pretty, that, when imbibed, turns the drinker into a physically augmented version of themselves. Shenanigans ensue.