Feminist · Nonfiction

Sister Outsider

This is my very first Audre Lorde. I have never been much into poetry, so it’s not completely surprising. However, I’ve been trying to read more diversely, including more diverse nonfiction, so to be honest, from that perspective, it’s about time I picked something up that she’s written. A few months ago, I put out… Continue reading Sister Outsider

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Feminist · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

The Argonauts

I have no idea how I heard of this book or what it was that made me want to read it. What I can tell you though, is that it was one of the books I bought at Powell’s while visiting Portland last summer. So, there’s that. This might be my shortest intro of all… Continue reading The Argonauts

Feminist · Magical Realism · Short Stories

Her Body and Other Parties

I’m not always a short story person. I don’t read a lot of them, so when I do decide to pick up a book like this, you know there’s a good reason. In this case, a collection of stories billed as genre-defying representations of the female experience. Honestly, that’s an almost impossible description for me… Continue reading Her Body and Other Parties

Feminist · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction · Retellings · Short Stories

Rejected Princesses

If anyone follows me closely (either on the blog or on Goodreads), you’ll notice that this book has been listed under my “currently reading” since the summer. Well the reason why is a super cute story, so buckle up. I saw a few photos of pages from this book and absolutely fell in love with… Continue reading Rejected Princesses

Feminist · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography

My Life on the Road

I picked up this book, well actually, audiobook, because a couple of the “feminist” pieces I’ve read this year referenced Steinem, her writing and her work. I had heard of her, of course, and had some inkling of what she has done, but decided that perhaps I should know more. It’s always a richer contemporary… Continue reading My Life on the Road

Feminist · Nonfiction

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

All I can say is that I regret that it took me this long read anything by Adichie. And now that I have started, I won't be stopping any time soon. I think her ability to express herself and her feminism in words is unparalleled (in my limited, but growing, feminist reading experience). I envy… Continue reading Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions