Blog, Bookish Life, Social Justice

12 Books Written by Queer Authors to Read Year-Round

Another Pride month has come and gone even though it looked different this year. Pride celebrations around the United States were cancelled due to the global pandemic. As a result, digital celebrations gained popularity. One of my favorite alternatives to Pride was the programming by Lambda Literary, an organization that dedicates itself to supporting queer …

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How Music Can Be a Tool for Social Justice — Even During a Pandemic

The Montclair, New Jersey-based Women’s Fire Choir formed after the 2016 election. Drawn by equal parts hopelessness and helplessness, I attended a community singing workshop that was held in the small back room of my local independent bookshop. Pressed shoulder to shoulder with about 30 women, our chairs lined up in front of shelves filled …

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Notes from the Founder: Why I Don’t Call Myself an Ally

photo by Laura Alpizar As the founder of Feminist Book Club, I spend a lot of my time thinking about and grappling with my privilege and my responsibility to the intersectional feminist movement. I am a white, cisgender, middle-class, able-bodied, English-speaking, educated woman, business owner, and leader. Trust me when I say that I consider …

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Blog, Book Reviews, Social Justice

Sex Matters Gives Women the Blueprint They Need to Demand the Healthcare They Deserve

I’ve spent the past 20 years writing about female sexual health. For the majority of that time, I suspected that I was suffering from some form of female sexual dysfunction, both because of “low” libido levels and because of painful intercourse. The male-dominated medical establishment wasn’t providing any answers. The desire to fix myself drove …

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Blog, Educate and Activate, Social Justice

Educate & Activate: Intersectional Feminism

Feminist Book Club blog contributors are working together to create posts as an “Educate & Activate” series. We will define a term or movement, provide historical context, and give you additional resources to learn more. We believe that an educated populace can be better activists, accomplices and co-conspirators. It is important to note that these …

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Educate & Activate: Anti-Racism

Feminist Book Club blog contributors are working together to create posts in an “Educate & Activate” series. We will define a term or movement, provide historical context, and give you additional resources to learn more. We believe that an educated populace makes for better activists, accomplices and co-conspirators. It is important to note that these …

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