Riding Fury Home

Women’s History Month giveaway: Win a copy of this book! When Chana Wilson was seven years old, her mother locked herself in the bathroom, put a rifle to her head, and pulled the trigger. The gun jammed and no physical harm was done, but her mother was immediately whisked away to a mental institution. ItContinue reading “Riding Fury Home”

F ’em! Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls

She may joke about being in her “elderly” 40s, be completely clueless about Twitter, and refer to to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” as “Born That Way,” but prominent Third Wave feminist Jennifer Baumgardner has consistently shown a commitment to keeping up with the (feminist) times. In her years as an activist and writer, sheContinue reading “F ’em! Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls”

Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina

The Feminist Texican [Reads] will be featuring a variety of fiction and nonfiction books by/about Latin@s throughout Latina/o Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15). Rosie Molinary’s Hijas Americanas is a book that had been on my radar forever, and I’m so glad that I finally picked it up. The media is pretty one-note when itContinue reading “Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina”