Talking about Kristen Stewart, gems, lesbian tropes, Girl Scout crushes, swine flu, the apocalypse and more with award-winning queer writer Carmen Maria Machado.
The literature of Ezili and finding lesbians and queers in Caribbean literature, feel(ing) free, new Foucault, taking young women’s love stories seriously and more.
Here are eight queer short story collections that embody the same kind of creepy, “bodies as horror,” fabulist, dark fairy tale feel that Machado’s book does.
Lesbian classic Tipping the Velvet turns 20. Plus mansplaining in the OED, RIP Ursula K Le Guin, Elena Ferrante’s new column and more.
A proposed New York prison book ban, asexuality in fiction, working from home, paper planners, spine-in books and more.
Eight stories that feature intersex characters for you to read right now.
A new queer feminist bookstore in Mississippi, how to read more this year, what to read more of, and more.
Your guide to 2018’s queer and feminist books.
Literary fiction is out, unicorns are in, a master list of queer poets of color, all the best book lists of 2017 and more.
The following eight memoirs, which deal with gender, food, writing, relationships and more, reflect soft femmes, tomboy femmes, chapstick femmes, and other femmes who aren’t all that femmey.
This year’s Bad Sex Awards, Black women poets speaking truth to power, learning how to be alone, the problem with categories in literature and more.
Women writers have friendships, too; women having control over their bodies; a poem from Eileen Myles and more.
I wonder why the story of a bisexual teenage boy is the one that allowed me to explicitly consider my identity as a bisexual adult woman for the first time.
Reading Audre Lorde after Charlottesville, gendered terms in language when you’re non-binary, scary little girls in literature and more.
Love queer speculative fiction but don’t have the time or energy to read novels or series? Then these eight collections and anthologies of queer speculative short fiction are for you!
Consider only reading queer romance, bisexual slang, horror stories by women and more.
Gurba’s writing feels devastating and holy and hilarious all at once, like a dead sea scroll that is as fun to read as an old issue of Playboy.
“To read a piece about lesbian e e cummings, you have to fully commit, but you could tell Dr. Brown was scared.”
The Nobel Prize is “fun” now, “Her Body and Other Parties,” Shirley Jackson, Rupi Kaur, the most subversive thing a woman can be and more.
Read queer banned books. Support their authors. And maybe buy an extra copy or two of these and leave them in a school library near you.