Writing and money, machines learning from our texts (and replicating our power structures), whether books are clutter and more.
Getting real about the financial realities of writing, creative forces of subculture, K-pop, the branded ephemera of Frida Khalo, and shedding books to survive academia.
The creative process, insomnia, books to read in 2019 and more.
Finding queer southern lit, how the queer writers of the ’60s and ’70s shape Patrisse Cullors’s political work, the best of 2018 book lists and more.
In the 90s, a collective of Latina lesbians founded two radical, bilingual zines. They made culture, connected activists, and scared the sh*t out of the patriarchy.
Books with ace homo/bi/panromantic women characters do exist! Here’s a list of eight of these very real and awesome books in genres like romance, fantasy, YA and more!
The queer YA books you’ll want to read at the beach, the park, and everywhere else this summer!
Reading “When Katie Met Cassidy” felt like closing a wound left open by other queer/same-sex romances that came before it.
Blackness and transness interconnect in this radical history of not just black and trans people, but also where beliefs about black and trans people come from.
Let’s talk about black studies, queer studies, black queer lives, and When They Call You A Terrorist!
N.K. Jemisin’s multiple Hugo Award-winning Broken Earth trilogy, which ended with The Stone Sky just a few months ago, asks the opposite of the questions posed by other epic fantasy series. What if the world doesn’t deserve to be saved? What if the most righteous thing a hero can do is watch the earth burn?
Queers and witches just go together.
These dark mysteries and thrillers featuring lesbian and bisexual main characters focus less on the romance and more on the hair raising on the back of your neck.
Here are eight light-hearted books featuring queer women (mostly lesbian) characters of color. Some are YA, some are romance, and one is science fiction/fantasy. All are fluffy gay goodness!
If The Merry Spinster seems almost fixated on gender, it’s because Ortberg began participating in gender therapy and exploring identity while writing it, and “It turns out I’m trans!”
“Close your eyes and imagine for one moment a world where little black girls spend their entire childhoods seeing women like the ones they will become in just as many books, television shows, awards ceremonies, universities, political offices, magazines, advertisements and leadership positions as their white peers do. Really picture it, and then ask yourself: what would that future look like?”
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.
We’re gonna read Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ new memoir and it’s gonna be great!
Eight stories that feature intersex characters for you to read right now.
Your guide to 2018’s queer and feminist books.