Poetry Books by LGBTQ+ Writers

Political, personal and powerful books by queer poets

This Pride, rather than inundate readers with products and merch to buy, we’re focusing on organizations dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community as well as the tremendous (and countless) contributions that LGBTQ+ individuals have made to the world—be it through art, activism or beyond. Here, we call contemporary poetry to attention. While it would be remiss not to mention talents like Pat Parker, June Jordan, Audre …

NYPL’s List of Essential Reads on Feminism

On the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment (securing some women’s right to vote in the USA, though it’s crucial to note that Black women would have to wait almost 50 years), the New York Public Library has released their list of Essential Reads on Feminism. With books and essays for kids, teens and adults, the lengthy selection includes “first-hand accounts and histories” that trace …

International Women’s Day: Book List

Some of our favorite reads that celebrate and amplify women's voices

The Western world is undeniably built for men. So not just on International Women’s Day, but every day of the year, we should actively seek ways to advocate for women. One of the easiest ways is reading more women writers, seeing more shows by women artists, watching more films by women—altogether listening to, celebrating and amplifying these voices. Here, we’ve gathered together a list of …