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Very sensitive, the subject of feminism to me. Mostly because it's so misunderstood, when in fact it was founded as a means to achieve basic citizenship rights, though the name hardly did it justice.
This engaging, endearing collection of true-life stories reveals the guts and glory of women old enough to know who they are.
One Poem in PMS #8
A very special issue of all African American women writers guest edited by writer Honorée Fanonne Jeffers,PMS 8 features such figures as Elizabeth Alexander, Lucille Clifton, Edwidge Danticat, Nikky Finney, Nikki Giovanni, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Tayari Jones, Allison Joseph, Evie Shockley,...
Our stories are our truth and our power to make change. My inspiration came from the founder of America's birth control movement. Early in her quest to legalize birth control and bring information to American women, Margaret Sanger wrote Motherhood in Bondage, a collection of letters from desperate...
The title says it. The War on Choice lays out in frightening detail the three-dacade campaign to undermine the hard-won laws protecting a women's right to make her own childbearing decisions and reproductive freedom. Isabel Allende said of the book, "With Gloria Feldt's trademark passion for...
They had their whole lives to look forward to if only their husbands could survive Vietnam. In the spring of 1970 - right after the Kent State National Guard shootings and President Nixon's two-month incursion into Cambodia - four newly married young women come together at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, when...
Living by Los Dichos book cover
Dichos: Spanish sayings or proverbs Advice is one of the most valuable gifts a mother can give to her daughter. Cristina Pérez turns to her mother's wisdom every day by reflecting on the dichos she taught her. Here Cristina shares those that have most powerfully influenced her life and translates...
Gilded Lili
Before Dita Von Teese ever splashed around in an oversized martini glass, before Madonna ever donned her cone bra for the “Blond Ambition” tour, even before Norma Jean Mortensen became Marilyn Monroe, there was Lili St. Cyr. This glamorous, platinum blond queen of burlesque influenced these 20th...
When Mary McGhee moved to a small Alabama town shortly after the Second World War, she was sure she could change her life for good: a new job, a new place, and a chance for a new life. But then she met Lila Dubose, the wife of her new employer. Set in the shadow of the civil rights movement, Miss...
"Meg Waite Clayton's stirring novel will appeal not just to those who secretly wish to be writers, but to anyone with a love of great books; anyone who has felt truly moved by a book or an author; and anyone who has had their dreams bolstered by good and faithful friends … You'll want to share THE...