When women write science fiction, they write about the world as only non white, cis men experience it, opening conversations of gender inequality, gender identity, sexuality, race, and reproductive rights. The product of this writing is a subgenre of sci-fi that is undoubtedly feminist and disturbingly realized in our own communities.
One of our favorite female multimedia dream queens, Nicolette Daskalakis, illustrated our favorite poems from her #FrenchGirlPoetry series. Dreamy, wry, and not afraid of heartbreak, Nicolette’s poetry speaks to the modern-day hopeless romantic in all of us.
My father used to be a painter and would encourage me to read into the lives of famous artists, whose works always surrounded us as if family portraits. These are a few picks of the reads that have impacted me the most, the ones I will always find myself drifting back to when in desperate need of inspiration, the ones I hope you find a part of yourself in too, with luck.
Modern Girl Kristen shares with us some of her favorite books and movies from a Sexual Identity & Culture course she took at her college.