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Graphic Novels & Black Feminists

In today’s podcast episode, we’re looking forward to a few new graphic novels. We’re also celebrating Black feminist writers who shaped us.

Four Graphic Novels for 2024 (0:22)

Looking for a graphic novel to pick up? In this segment Rah shares four graphic novels that are making their way onto shelves in 2024. 

Recommended in this segment: 

Freshman Year by Sarah Mai

Tender by Beth Hetland

Full of Myself by Siobhán Gallagher

Mothballs by Sole Otero 

Black Feminists Who Helped Me Unlearn My White Feminism (8:42)

As a white woman raised in a white community, Renee’s feminism wasn’t very intersectional until she got to grad school. In this segment, she shares some of the key Black feminist writers who helped her unlearn her white feminism.

Recommended in this segment:

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

Ain’t I A Woman by bell hooks

Abolition. Feminism. Now. by Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, and Beth E. Richie

Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks

This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

We Do This ‘Til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba

Unapologetic by Charlene A. Carruthers

White Feminism by Koa Beck

Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

Do Better by Rachel Ricketts

Rest Is Resistance by Tricia Hersey

Podcast episodes mentioned:

Morgan Jerkins + Renee
Morgan Jerkins + Natalia
Koa Beck + Renee

Rachel Ricketts + Renee

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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: feminist thrillers, contemporary literary fiction, short stories, and anything that might be described as "irreverent"


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