Abby Hargreaves

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Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World

Though this collection ultimately preaches to its own choir, the book easily arms feminist activists with valuable content with which to stride forward in engaging misogyny in the world. An inclusive and essential choice following We Should All Be Feminists, and a must-have for the modern reader.
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Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition

This is a memoir of the present, without closure or resolution, and the narrative sometimes feels incomplete or unsatisfying. Still, many readers will appreciate Carl’s honesty and perhaps read this work alongside Charlie Cragg’s excellent anthology, To My Trans Sisters.

What God Is Honored Here? Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color

A compelling collection that encourages readers to hold writers and their stories, both told and untold, in their hearts with every page.travel & geography

Space Between: Explorations of Love, Sex, and Fluidity

This memoir/performance piece should be popular with fans of Tortorella, but it’s less likely to have significant staying power as core LGBTQ writing

A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir

Whether readers are seeking material on U.S. LGBTQ history, particularly regarding the pre–Stonewall era, or an enrapturing memoir, this work will satisfy. Don’t miss out on this essential read.

The Stonewall Reader

As a whole, this masterful collection is perhaps one of the most exhaustive looks at the events surrounding Stonewall from the LGBTQ perspective and provides a wonderfully diverse cast of voices. Scholars will find plenty of quotable material.
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Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States

Suitable for fans of memoirs and travelogs, this collection is a soothing and motivating balm for readers engaged with social justice issues. It is also a revealing and surprising tour through the country for readers both within and outside the LGBT community.
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Thick: And Other Essays

Cottom offers a skimming discussion on the challenges of being black and a woman in America while making excellent points. Readers interested in social justice will find a number of quotable passages, whether for casual or academic use.
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

With an approach reminiscent of Meg Jay (Supernormal), Abdulali achieves extraordinary success with this compulsively readable and effortlessly diverse first book no doubt guaranteed to become an important part of the canon on gender studies and sexual assault.

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