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Book Review: Ghosts by Dolly Alderton

Summary Nina Dean encompasses what every thirty-something woman would deem successful. She is a published author living in a luxurious apartment in north London and has incredible relationships with her friends, family and even her ex-boyfriend (Weird or not weird?). The only part of Nina’s life that feels incomplete is having a partner. She has

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Book Review: Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab

Summary Have you struggled with saying no to people? What about loaning money to family and never getting it back? Do you attend events out of obligation rather than actually wanting to go? An important and necessary part of life that we need to prioritize is adding boundaries.  What is a boundary? According to the

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Book Review: You Got Anything Stronger? by Gabrielle Union

Summary Gabrielle Union is not just the star of iconic cheerleading movie Bring It On. Beyond that she is a producer, director, writer and activist. In her second novel of short stories, You Got Anything Stronger? (which we featured in our Gabrielle Union x Feminist Book Club collab) she recounts memories of her teenagehood, difficult

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The Woman They Could Not Silence

Mariquita interviews Kate Moore to discuss her most recent book, The Woman They Could Not Silence, and the ways in which pejoratives for mental illness are still used against women today to discredit them. Following the interview, Mariquita offers a review of the book, including a short synopsis. Books mentioned: Radium Girls by Kate Moore

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A Love Letter to Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Renee and Mariquita, both superfans of Kali Fajardo-Anstine, chat about her first novel Woman of Light, coming out June 7, 2022 from Penguin Random House. In this spoiler-free conversation, they share some of their favorite quotes from the book, some themes that stuck out to them, and why Fajardo-Anstine’s writing is so beloved. Books mentioned:

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Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? Review and Interview

Book Review Yinka, Where is your Huzband? is such a delightful read! Set in South London, Yinka is a woman in her 30s who is still unmarried. Her British-Nigerian family is constantly asking about the whereabouts of her huzband, even going to such lengths as to praying publicly for her to find one. Yinka, annoyed

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