The Nearly Impossible Dream

Hard work and ambition are supposed to be the keys to escaping poverty, yet few poor black girls will ever achieve middle-class success.

Q&A: Sarah Pappalardo and Beth Newell on Winning at Feminism

We spoke with the co-founders of Reductress about their book, “How to Win at Feminism,” and depictions of feminism in today’s media landscape.

A Conversation on Race, Gender and a Path Out of Poverty

Ms. and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles are hosting a conversation on poverty, the future of feminism and how women’s stories can fuel progress.

Q&A: Memoirist Mary Karr on Being the Only Woman in the Room

“My mother was reading Simone de Beauvoir when I was a little girl. So, certainly I’m a feminist.”

Abuse and Empowerment: Donna Kaz’s “Un/Masked” Compels Us to Speak Up

Donna Kaz’s Un/Masked: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour chronicles the birth of a feminist.

Q&A: Dr. Stephanie Allen and Lauren Cherelle on Black Lesbian Feminism and Fiction

“I decided to go for it because it defines who I am. I am Black, am lesbian and am a feminist and this is my press.”

Q&A: Bestselling Author Elizabeth Gilbert on Feminism and Creative Living

“It’s not an influence–it’s the groundwater that nourishes every idea I have. Because without feminism, I do not exist.”

Q&A: Author Frances Hardinge on Writing Stories that Speak for Freedom

“Most of my main characters do eventually choose to make a stand or follow their consciences. I guess at heart I’m an optimist. I believe that we can all make the jump.”

The Feminist Bookstore Re-Envisioning What Was Once a Movement Staple

With so many feminist bookstores shutting their doors, it might seem unlikely that a new one would suddenly open them. But that’s exactly what happened when Troll Hole set up shop this April in Brooklyn.

Powered By Girl Reminds Us Why Intergenerational Feminist Activism Matters

This week, Lyn Mikel Brown’s Powered By Girl hits shelves. It’s a book about how adults can help girls organize for social and political change. It’s also a book about us.