Book Reviews, Podcast Shownotes

Healing, Pleasure Activism, and Tearjerkers

Emma talks a little about adrienne maree brown’s Pleasure Activism and how adrienne maree brown writes about healing, pleasure activism, and transformative justice. Then Renee shares five books that made her (otherwise stone cold) heart break.

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Mentioned in today’s episode:

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by adrienne maree brown

The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

Interview with Marjan Kamali

Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love by Abby Maslin

Interview with Abby Maslin

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

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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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