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It’s Only Blood: Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation by Anna Dahlqvist (Translated by Alice Olsson)

The silence is a disaster for those of us who menstruate. It makes us powerless. As long as we do not talk about menstruation, the problems and failings are not seen and we cannot demand change. Mute, we continue to wonder if it has to be like this. Should it bleed this much? Should it… Continue reading It’s Only Blood: Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation by Anna Dahlqvist (Translated by Alice Olsson)

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Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon is a biography about the infamous mother-daughter duo, Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley. Each chapter alternates between Shelley and Wollstonecraft and captures as much detail as is speculated or established about the two women. Although an intimidating tome from… Continue reading Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon

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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung

First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung is a memoir of the author’s childhood living under the Pol Pot regime. It opens right before the Khmer Rouge army storms into Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Ung’s family has to abandon their home and belongings overnight and ends with her migration to the United States. Encapsulated within… Continue reading First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung