Sheba Karim, author of “Skunk Girl” and the forthcoming “The Marvelous Mirza Girls,” discusses New Delhi, raising daughters, and combatting hate and authoritarianism—all of which feature prominently in her fast paced, political, adventure-packed romance.
In her debut memoir, “I’ve Had One Too,” Anna Wood demystifies what abortion can look like. Moving beyond the stark binaries of pro-choice and pro-life, she brings readers along her personal journey to come to terms with her decision to have an abortion.
Each month, I provide Ms. readers with a list of new books being published by writers from historically excluded groups. Let’s get to this month’s list of 35 titles. Happy Spring!
“We live with the myth that our careers should be linear, that messing up is like landing on the wrong spot in Chutes and Ladders: One god-awful day and we’ll be sent plunging downward. In reality, our career paths can zigzag and bump along—it doesn’t mean we’ve gone down a chute,” writes Jessica Bacal.
Consent must be expanded in its conceptualization and teaching. Consent education for all is vital, it is not political fodder—it is the foundation for civility, human dignity, decency, and the creation and retention of a safe and equitable society.
Across the globe, women’s voices are not being included in coverage of the pandemic, even though they are the most vulnerable to its impacts.
It matters who decides what is news, whose voices we hear, and whose stories get told. When women are seen, and highlighted in a manner that accurately reflects their role in society, it changes public perceptions. To date, the people at the top of the news media have not reflected this, nor have media writers or critics adequately examined the problem within their own house.
Students in Kentucky are fighting back against unnecessary censorship in school publications.
“I don’t want administration to keep on interfering and scaring us into not writing things that we think need to be written about.”
Some of the most exciting and necessary poetry collections published late last year and forthcoming throughout 2021 that will leave you at a loss for words
None of us has been left untouched by the health, social justice and economic crises of the last year. I find that the right book, at the right time can make a world of difference.
Here’s to this year being better than the last; at the very least, may we all find the book(s) that we need. Perhaps yours is included in this month’s list of 43 titles.
The hatred toward Asian American women fueled by right-wing groups online is now showing its physical manifestation—and Asian American women journalists are bearing the brunt. There’s been a clear rise in difficult and at times hateful treatment towards Asian American journalists, and women in particular.