“In the words of Notting Hill, “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Or more realistically, I’m just a girl, standing in front of KFC, praying that it’s open.”
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.”
There Should Be Flowers is a healing map, a compass that shows us back to the world after having left it for too long – that allows us to live inside the pain and love ourselves anyway.
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?
“I have a very precocious eight year old daughter who began speaking at nine months and decided that she would marry a woman before she turned two. She learned the term lesbian from the show Supergirl, and now matter of factly proclaims herself a lesbian to anyone.”
If witches are a way to tell stories about women and power, vampires are a way to tell stories about women and sex.
Why is that people of colour have to bear the brunt of speaking out about racism while white people enjoy the privilege of remaining silent? What happens when the tables are turned?
Did you love Susan Choi’s My Education, about a sexy student/professor love affair? Here are eight more books you won’t want to miss.
“Being Queer is not about who you’re with, it’s about who you are.”
“Girard’s writing is special in the way it speaks the language of our lived experience of moving through and within gender — inching, painfully slow, changeable, delightful, sexy, and made manifest in a thousand tiny ways, often between people and between words, unspoken.”
“I think I feel a little less desperation to be liked and a little more “fuck you if you don’t like me.” I think I enjoy flaunting my monstrousness.”
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.
Wilson-Yang deftly weaves and unweaves the threads of narrative tropes that have come to dominate the telling of the stories of trans women, lesbians, migrants, and Chinese North Americans.
Finish out your summer with some queer engineer approved picks.
The latest installment in the All Out Vancouver series brings back all our favorite characters — and some heavy themes.
Three twenty-something friends living in New York City accidentally acquire a mysterious liquid substance called Pretty, that, when imbibed, turns the drinker into a physically augmented version of themselves. Shenanigans ensue.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren is one of the most exquisite pieces of science writing I’ve ever read. As a researcher and professor of geobiology for the past 20 years, Jahren has earned accolades for her work. Here, she shares her passion.
Imagine queercrip figures that resist limited notions of embodiment and medical pathology, and demand more expansive understandings of disability, gender and sexuality.
Warland, and Oscar of Between, is refreshingly unconcerned with being there already. Instead, she deep-dives into the potency of occupying transitional spaces, the beauty of being in-between.