Reading Audre Lorde after Charlottesville, gendered terms in language when you’re non-binary, scary little girls in literature and more.
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.
Feminist books to inspire creative resistance, book collecting, writers of color and escaping autobiography, Harry Potter fanfiction feelings and more.
How empathy works, a new quarterly queer book club box, literary sequels, narratives in old letters and more.
The beauty of language in translation, reading the classics while black, top 10 books about tyrants for no reason, parties as literary devices and more.
A silent book club, women Vikings, small-press books out in August, Native people in literature, headless women on book covers and more!
Language and oppression, new trans books, organizing your shelves, zine culture and more.
The museum that texts you modern art, What We Lose, what to read, burning your work and more.
What you should read this summer, “woke” is in the dictionary now, queer history books in high school and more!
“It’s interesting and refreshing to be in this time period where authors are resisting in their own way.”
Janet Mock, Roxane Gay, women’s monstrous flesh, LeVar Burton reading to you, beach versus airplane books and more.
Lucky’s been walking a thin line. She desperately wants to maintain a relationship with her family, and especially with her mother, but she also aches to live as an out lesbian.
Dystopias are everywhere, Urban Dictionary is racist and misogynist, newly discovered Sylvia Plath poems and more.
Meme historians, the necessary fragility of feminism and radical politics, poetry a fatal, first-person queer writing as a way to shift power and more.
Fat women deserve space in fairytales, magic vs math, why calling it “confessional writing” is sexist and more.
Grammar as privilege, cardboard presses, ranking fictional drugs, disability in sci-fi and fantasy and more.