Compiled by bestselling author and cultural critic Roxane Gay, this deeply personal and unflinchingly honest anthology exposes the subjucation of women: from a rape epidemic in a refuge crisis to accounts of childhood molestation. ‘Not that bad’ must no longer be good enough.
How can privileged, white feminists claim solidarity as a movement when so many minority groups are still oppressed by women?
In this incendiary indictment of the modern movement, Mikki Kendall lights a fire under feminist elitism and explodes the roles that classism, racism, ableism and transmisogyny play in destabilizing the feminist cause.
Motherlode is in the grip of the goldrush. Makeshift settlements are springing up as an influx of outsiders attempts to cash in. Here amongst the moonshine and madness is Alex, disguised as a boy, evading her troubled past...and the first to strike gold.
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Studying the science and folklore of plants historically used for birth control, the speaker in this ecopoetic collection nurtures ethnobotanical portraits of common herbs whilst cultivating lyrical biographies of pioneering women ecologists.
Banished after birthing a boy out of wedlock, bereft and broken-hearted Netta finds solace in the quiet pleasure of sewing. Dressmaking repairs Netta’s self-respect but can it restitch the frayed fabric of her mother-child bond?