Book Review: Come Together by Emily Nagoski
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by Nina Avila-Garcia
13h ago
Background: Best-selling and award-winning author and educator Dr. Emily Nagoski did not initially plan to write about health and human sexuality. In a 2019 interview with Renee, she explained that she sought out volunteer work as an undergrad and stumbled into a position as a Peer Health Educator. Her job was to go into residence halls and talk about all things health and sexual health, including condoms, contraception and consent. Over time, she added in sexual assault prevention education and sexual assault crisis response. Nagoski found passion in this work, and went on to earn her Ph.D. i ..read more
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Graphic Novels & Black Feminists
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by Renee Powers
3d ago
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 ..read more
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Our New Executive Director
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by Renee Powers
1w ago
A message from our founder, Renee Powers: When I founded Feminist Book Club in 2018, I had no idea where it would go. Truly, this whole experiment began because I noticed “feministbookclub.com” was available for purchase and I couldn’t understand why Emma Watson didn’t own it yet. One thing led to another and here we are almost 6 years later. We’ve grown and evolved and achieved extraordinary things together. And now it’s time for our next evolution. This month is my last month as the sole leader of Feminist Book Club. Stepping into the role of Executive Director is Sally Mercedes! I’ll be sho ..read more
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How to Live Free in a Dangerous World with Shayla Lawson
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by Tayler Simon
1w ago
Tayler (she/her) sits down with Shayla Lawson (they/them), author of the new book How to Live Free in a Dangerous World: A Decolonial Memoir. Tune in as Shayla talks about  Blackness as nonbinary, shares an argument for lowercasing the b in Black, and so much more on the African Diaspora. Get a copy of How to Live Free in a Dangerous World: A Decolonial Memoir by Shayla Lawson here!  Check out Shayla’s other books: This is Major:  Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope (2020) I Think I’m Ready to See Frank Ocean (2018)  Books that Shayla is reading: Broken Earth T ..read more
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Grief’s Alternative Realities: Books Where Loss Shapes the World
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by Sam Paul
2w ago
This post may include affiliate links, which means we make a small commission on any sales. This commission helps Feminist Book Club pay our contributors, so thanks for supporting small, independent media! Loss stops us in our tracks. It can alter our perception of time, and interrupt or change the course of our lives. Grief’s psychological effects are well documented. We know its stages and the varied forms they can take, and we give grace to grievers around us. We show up with casseroles and kindness, but we are largely ill-equipped to deal with the aftermath of loss. Regular life resumes t ..read more
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The 2023 Feminist Book Club Choice Awards
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by Rah Hernandez
1M ago
This post may include affiliate links, which means we make a small commission on any sales. This commission helps Feminist Book Club pay our contributors, so thanks for supporting small, independent media! Last year we were fed up with all the other book choice awards, so we decided to host our own to celebrate the books that made their way into our shelves. We took nominations from our community of readers and opened up voting to the public. We received over 100 votes and now it’s time to announce the Feminist Book Club Choice Awards winners of 2023. Fiction: Yellowface by R. F. Kuang Ye ..read more
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Best Feminist Books of 2023
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by Ashley Paul
2M ago
At Feminist Book Club, we share books from authors of various backgrounds and perspectives. I asked our Content Contributors and team the books they enjoyed this year. I have left with more books on my TBR. Thank you to our Content Contributors and team! Yasi Agah (she/her), Content Contributor:  Muddy People: A Muslim Coming-of-Age by Sara El Sayed is a modern and engaging take on a young Egyptian girl’s journey growing up in Australia – I loved this book because I related to the habits and experiences of her family. My family is Middle Eastern (from Iran) and it was validating to hear h ..read more
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A League of Extraordinary Women
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by Jordy Macbeth
3M ago
This post may include affiliate links, which means we make a small commission on any sales. This commission helps Feminist Book Club pay our contributors, so thanks for supporting small, independent media! A League of Extraordinary Women begins with Annabelle’s story in Bringing Down the Duke. I had first picked up this book at the beginning of COVID-19. This was a time of high stress (who didn’t have a little anxiety?) and very little sleep. For this reason, I read Bringing Down the Duke in one sitting (that sitting took place between 10 p.m. and sunrise – who else is nocturnal?). The followi ..read more
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Surprising 5-Star Reads of 2023
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by Rah Hernandez
4M ago
Tune in to this episode where Renee and Rah take a moment to reflect on a couple of reads that took them by surprise and earned a 5-star rating.  Books Mentioned by Renee:  Psyche and Eros by Luna McNamara The Wishing Pool and Other Stories by Tananarive Due The Last Animal by Ramona Ausubel Books Mentioned by Rah: Moby Dyke: An Obsessive Quest To Hunt Down The Last Remaining Lesbian Bars In America by Krista Burton Dry Humping: A Guide to Dating, Relating, and Hooking Up Without the Booze by Tawny Lara Support our hosts! Renee: Instagram // Twitter // The StoryGraph Rah: Instagram ..read more
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The Woman in Me: A Mini Book Club Discussion
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by Rah Hernandez
4M ago
Get ready to dive into the fascinating world of one of the biggest pop stars of our time. In this episode of Feminist Book Club: The Podcast, Renee, Sally, and Rah gather around to share their thoughts on the newly released memoir, ‘The Woman in Me’ by none other than Britney Spears! For those of us who grew up in the ’90s, Britney Spears was an icon whose journey we followed closely, from the heights of stardom, break ups with a certain someone, and the 13-year-long conservatorship. Join us as we discuss some highlights of The Woman in Me and wish Britney all the best as she charts her own p ..read more
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