If Alice Walker once said “hard times require furious dancing,” then hard times call for reading poetry, particularly black poets. Follow zaynab’s journey in reconnecting with black poetry as a means of daily survival and understand why reading the work of black poets can enhance our collective understandings of what it means to cultivate and sustain resistance.
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Black artists and America, (your) feelings about typography, writers resisting, a history of feminist bookstores, representation in comics and more.
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Love for Roxane Gay, Joan Didion’s literary descendants, the end of the 2016 book lists, a cheat sheet for your ereader and more.
Looking to listen to some lesbian romance as you travel (or don’t) this week? Need to take a break from it all and escape into your headphones? Here are the 9 lesbian romance audiobooks you’ve been waiting for!
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Post-election reading recommendations, endless love for Zadie Smith, new Joan Didion, how we talk about women’s lives and more.