feminism · poetry · review

Nothing Is Okay – Rachel Wiley

“There will be years when you feel bruised like worlds collided. So, when they ask (and they always ask) what you are Tell them that you are made up of whole worlds collided Supernova beautiful in its violent right to exist.” Blurb: “Nothing is Okay is the second full-length poetry collection by Rachel Wiley, whose work… Continue reading Nothing Is Okay – Rachel Wiley

contemporary · feminism · review · young adult

It Only Happens In The Movies – Holly Bourne

“Romance films ruin people’s real-life relationships. They offer this idea of love that isn’t sustainable in normal life.” Blurb: “Audrey is over romance. Since her parents' relationship imploded her mother's been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and… Continue reading It Only Happens In The Movies – Holly Bourne

contemporary · feminism · review · young adult

Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne

“Why haven’t you told them?” Because I’d lose them. They wouldn’t get it. They’d treat me differently. I wouldn’t be “normal" to them anymore, even if I never freaked out again. Once they knew, they’d always be watching… waiting… wondering if I was going to lose it."   Blurb: “All Evie wants is to be… Continue reading Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne

feminism · Non-Fiction · review

Girls Will Be Girls – Emer O’Toole

“As feminists, we shouldn’t judge other women’s choices. But we should very certainly try to understand women’s choices.”   Blurb: “Being a woman is, largely, about performance – how we dress and modify our bodies, what we say, the roles we play, and how we conform to expectations. Gender stereotypes are still deeply embedded in… Continue reading Girls Will Be Girls – Emer O’Toole

contemporary · feminism · Non-Fiction · review

How To Be A Woman – Caitlin Moran

“Would Jane Austen’s Characters have spent pages and pages discussing all the relationships in their social circle if they’d been a bit more in control of their own destinies? Would women fret themselves half to death over how they look, and who fancies them, if this wasn’t the main thing they were still judged on?… Continue reading How To Be A Woman – Caitlin Moran

contemporary · feminism · review

I Call Myself A Feminist: The View From Twenty Five Women Under Thirty

  "I call myself a feminist because for me, the word embodies strength, courage, loyalty and determination."   Blurb: “Is Feminism still a dirty word? We asked twenty five of the brightest, funniest, bravest young women what being feminist in 2015 means to them. Is the word feminist still to be shunned? Is feminism still… Continue reading I Call Myself A Feminist: The View From Twenty Five Women Under Thirty

contemporary · feminism · review · young adult

Asking For It – Louise O’Neill

*Warning: This post is not entirely spoiler free* Blurb: "It's the beginning of summer, and Emma O'Donovan is eighteen years old, beautiful, happy and confident. One night, there's a party. Everyone is there. All eyes are on Emma. The next day, she wakes on the front porch of her house. She doesn't know how she… Continue reading Asking For It – Louise O’Neill