"We Were Feminists Once" Available Now!

Bitch Media cofounder Andi Zeisler's new book, We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement is out TODAY, and it's already flying off of the shelves. 

Redefining Required Reading: Where Are Trans Women Writers in the Classroom?

Trans women writers are rarely part of the academic canon in either literature or gender-studies classes, despite publishing numerous ground-breaking books over the past decade.  Read more »

Elisabeth Moss Will Star in "The Handmaid's Tale" Mini-Series

Margaret Atwood's feminist speculative fiction classic is coming to the small screen in 2017. Read more »

Writer Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on Poetry & Punk Rock

The writer talks about being an outsider and insider in literary spaces and punk.  Read more »

New Novel “Terrible Virtue” Tells the Story of Margaret Sanger’s Life

The book aims to present a complicated portrait, but feels rushed and misses a chance for real nuance.  Read more »

Ursula K. Le Guin's Perfect Response to an All-Male Sci-Fi Anthology

A letter from 1987 proves Le Guin has always been a badass.  Read more »

The Raw Essays of "So Sad Today" Make Me Feel Less Alone With My Anxiety

Melissa Broder needed a safe space to vent about her feelings of anxiety and depression. So she turned to Twitter.  Read more »

Lesbian Coming-of-Age Novel "Juliet Takes a Breath" Is a Breath of Fresh Air

The novel by Gabby Rivera centers on a Puerto Rican lesbian who's trying to make sense of the world.  Read more »

Olivia Benson Believes Me

Watching Law & Order helped me heal from sexual assault. In one episode, Olivia Benson counsels a young rape survivor, "Healing begins when someone bears witness. I saw you. I believe you.” When I watched this scene, I broke down. Read more »

Cut & Paste: Zines About Food

Food isn’t simple. These five zines tell stories that connect food, family, and identity.  Read more »

Author Sarah McCarry On Writing Honest YA Books That Include Sex

Author Sarah McCarry discusses her book "About a Girl," a coming-of-age story centering on a queer teen.  Read more »

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Kelly Link Discusses the Feminist Fairy Tales of Angela Carter

The new cover for The Bloody Chamber and Kelly Link, who wrote the introduction for the latest edition. A reluctant vampire queen... Read more »

Know & Tell: The literary renaissance of trans women writers

"By morning a familyof baffled new bodiescaress one another in the sun& each by each,we teach...

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Mock & Awe: Janet Mock on truth-telling, community building, and writing the story she had been waiting for her whole life.

Mainstream media does a pretty horrendous job of telling the stories of trans people, often focusing on the details of their transition and...

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Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens in... Read more »