Street of Miracles: In Kai Cheng Thom's New Novel, Trans Femmes of Color Save Each Other

Thom maps the Street of Miracle’s inter-community contours, where there's sisterhood, protection, and deep love—and also jealousy, internalized oppression, political differences, different amounts of privilege, and lovers quarrels.

Pop Culture Prepared Me: The Trumpocalypse

So glad yet horrified that pop culture prepared me for these terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad, troubled dystopian horror times! Read more »

My President Loves to Read

When Obama talks about the power and meaning that he has gleaned from books, I hear the words of every person I’ve ever known who loves to read. Read more »

Bitch's Best Books of 2016

How many of the Bitch community's best books of 2016 have you read? Read more »

2016 Reading Challenge: 50 Books by Women of Color

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 »

Kathleen Collins's Posthumous Short story collection "Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?" is a long overdue treasure

Collins never avoids complexity or difficult emotions; she’s unafraid of ambiguity, and her stories don’t provide easy conclusions or simple interpretations. Read more »

This Is Why I Write: Almost All Stories About Trans Women Are Written By Cisgender Authors

This summer, I'm attending a first-ever workshop for all trans women. Having that space is so, so important.  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 »

In Lidia Yuknavitch's New Novel, Women Forge Art Out of Loss

Lidia Yuknavitch’s latest novel, The Small Backs of Children, will wreck you and leave you feeling grateful. Read more »

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

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »

Bibliobitch: Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

I first heard of Danielle Evans (the author, not the next top model) when Thea Lim excerpted her blog post "Smart Conversations about MFA programs" for its critique of privilege on... Read more »

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

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »