Black artists and America, (your) feelings about typography, writers resisting, a history of feminist bookstores, representation in comics and more.
Spend an evening with a good book and a paddle.
Everything you want to read.
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!
What counts as trans literature, the Baby-Sitters Club’s feminist legacy, weird stuff in old books, a guide to being a tomboy and more.
Stealing diaries; the oldest library; a conversation on women, bodies and writing; a peek at Roxane Gay’s forthcoming book; “The Lottery” in Stars Hollow and more.
Like, Guy Gavriel Kay, but queer. Tolkien, but queer. Melanie Rawn, but queer.
“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.”
Post-election reading recommendations, endless love for Zadie Smith, new Joan Didion, how we talk about women’s lives and more.
Is there enough room to practice compassion at the same time that we notice we’re being manipulated and dehumanized? How much of our own humanity is taken away from us when we don’t allow ourselves the emotional space to practice love in any circumstance?
Literary ASMR, exclamation points and emoji, queer retellings as reclamation, Zadie Smith, recordings of Black women poets and more.
If witches are a way to tell stories about women and power, vampires are a way to tell stories about women and sex.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Beyoncé, digital accessibility and representation as an ongoing project, every spell used in Harry Potter, Halloween reading and more.
Arimah’s short story grapples with grief, immigration, neo-imperialism, and our never-ending obsession with defining ourselves by countries and borders; all the while telling a cross-continental African lesbian love story.
No women won the Nobel Prize, on women’s privacy and how Elena Ferrante got doxxed, how witches are a way to write about women’s power, lesbian YA covers through the years and more.
Feminist coloring books, favorite bi+ books of 2016 (so far), publishing algorithms, when sometimes you read less than other times and more.
Reading bored white girls, queer YA, Power and Magic, what women’s lit is anyway and more.
Handwriting doesn’t matter, punk and magic in art, preserving lesbian pulp fiction, breaking up with a bad book and more.
Welcome to your list of queer and/or feminist books coming out in fall 2016. New Zadie Smith, Ivan Coyote, Anne Carson, Margaret Atwood, Bae Suah and more.