New Book "Ask A Queer Chick" Offers Honest Advice on Family, Sex, and Identity

In a readable, empathetic, and sometimes even a little bit inspiring book, Lindsay King-Miller offers advice to queer women and the people who love them. 

Popaganda Episode: Writing About Race

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The Overwhelming Whiteness of the Publishing Industry

A new study of book publishers shows the industry is 79 percent white.  Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Coming Out Like a Porn Star

An illustrated review of a new book that compiles sex workers' personal stories. Read more »

Check Out Subversive New Alphabet Book "P is for Pussy"

The book is steeped in references to feminine power. Read more »

Cut & Paste: Biographical Zines

From "The Life and Times of Butch Dykes" to "Bad Girls Throughout History," we highlight awesome zines.  Read more »

In a New Harry Potter Production, Actor Noma Dumezweni Will Play Hermione

Casting a Black woman as Hermione is a big deal.  Read more »

I Read 50 Books by Women of Color This Year!

If you don't seek out new voices, it's easy to fall into reading books primarily, if not solely, by white authors. Read more »

Messy, Beautiful Queers: Two Writers on Queer Kinship and Parenting

Read these two brilliant new books. Read more »

Cut & Paste: Zines About Sobriety

Writer Taryn Hipp highlights five powerful zines that discuss sober living.  Read more »

Poet Fatimah Asghar Speaks About Survival, Language, and Diaspora

Fatimah Asghar's poetry is brutally beautiful. Her stanzas are heavy with pain yet buoyant with light. Read more »


Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

When I tell people I am a prison abolitionist and that I believe in ending all prisons, they often look at me like I rode in on a...

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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 »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The cooptation of Amish culture in mass-market fiction

I first noticed the books about five years ago in a grocery checkout line in suburban Chicago. Their covers sport bonnet-clad heads on demure-...

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