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The Nonbinary Author Centering African Narratives Erased by Colonialism

In her hotly anticipated debut "Freshwater," author Akwaeke Emezi uses the ogbanje—an Igbo spirit—to explore metaphysical identity and resist the binary split between spirit and body.
Marta Bausells
4 days ago
uk
uk

The Model Taking On the Fashion Industry With a No-Holds-Barred Memoir

Former Céline model Victoire Dauxerre was dangerously underweight and depressed within months of being scouted. She says she is striking back at the industry that nearly killed her.
Sirin Kale
2.13.18
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The Wellness Blogger Who Faked Cancer and Fooled the Entire World

Belle Gibson built an empire peddling lies about health food and cancer. We speak to the authors of a new book that uncovers the unbelievable magnitude of her fraud.
Sirin Kale
2.7.18
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Beloved 'New Yorker' Cartoonist Roz Chast on Chasing Your Dreams

The iconic illustrator talks about her graphic memoir "Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York​," and gives her advice to young women who draw.
Marta Bausells
1.29.18
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The Surreal, Awkward Parts of Grief That No One Talks About

A new anthology of essays, "Modern Loss," offers up honest and sometimes humorous stories about the reality of death and mourning in the digital age.
Sarah Burke
1.23.18
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Exploring the Paradox of Trans Visibility

"Trap Door," a new anthology edited by Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, and Johanna Burton, reflects on the simultaneous rise of trans representation in pop culture and anti-trans violence in the streets.
Sarah Burke
1.9.18
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The Author Writing Fairy Tales About the Horrors of Womanhood

"Her Body & Other Parties" author Carmen Maria Machado writes contemporary fables that explore the monstrous and violent side of female existence.
Marta Bausells
1.9.18
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Five Under-the-Radar Feminist Books You Need to Read

From consent culture to sisterly advice, a short list of 2017 releases you won't want to miss.
Sarah Burke
12.18.17
You Know Who Rules?
You Know Who Rules?

The Woman Working to Ensure No Community Is Left Without Literature

Lisa Lucas is the first black woman to be named executive director of the National Book Foundation—and in her second year in the position, her vision is more ambitious than ever.
Linda Yang
12.9.17
crime
crime

How and Why Women Become Serial Killers

In her new book "Lady Killers," author Tori Telfer examines how gender norms shaped the treatment of female serial killers and explores the circumstances that drove some of history's most notorious women to murder.
Suzannah Weiss
11.20.17
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This Housewife's Scandalous Sex Memoir Was Banned by the Supreme Court

In "The Housewife's Handbook on Selective Promiscuity", forward-thinking author Lillian Maxine Serett a.k.a. Rey Anthony preached the joys of female pleasure. The government responded by seizing and destroying all copies.
Dee Cunning
11.16.17
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The Forgotten Female Codebreaker Who Helped America Defeat the Nazis

Elizebeth Smith Friedman broke Nazi Enigma machines and busted South American spy rings before being written out of history by powerful men. A new biography aims to change all that.
Sirin Kale
11.14.17