The Gay Revolution: A Must Read

A few years ago, I had the great honor of meeting writer and activist Lillian Faderman at a talk she was giving about the struggles of gay rights from the mid twentieth century to the landmark Obergefell versus Hodges decision of 2015. She would also be signing copies of her new work, The Gay Revolution, which … Read more…

No More Water; The Fire Next Time

“God gave Noah the rainbow sign, No more water, the fire next time!” I picture James Baldwin writing this short pair of essays as he sits before a typewriter with a lit cigarette in a humid Harlem apartment; with his ashtray overflowing and coffee stains littering the surfaces around him. The centennial of the Emancipation … Read more…

Men Explain Things To Me And I Point Out Their Errors

This is more of an academic-style review of this book, be forewarned. I was required to review it for a class in activist lit, and I felt that it’s important enough to bring to this arena. I have expanded upon it as well. However, I’ve removed all my footnotes so that it flows easier, you’re … Read more…

A Beard In The Mind Is Worth Two In The Bush

I’ve always loved Penny Reid’s books. Since Neanderthal Seeks Human, I’ve been hooked to them. It was one of the first romances wherein it was a total escape, but I could also see myself in the characters. Jane was a revelation for me. She constantly drops weird facts. She’s taller than fuck. She’s often overwhelmed by the … Read more…

You Had One Job, America.

I have spent the better part of a week trying to determine how I will review what is arguably the most important book of the decade. What Happened by Hillary Clinton is not the type of book I normally review here on R/E, but I’ve often made it clear she’s one of my heroes.  This book felt so … Read more…