Beyond the Gender Binary

10 July 2020 | By Alok Vaid-Menon | Filed in: essays.

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space Space to think Space to connect Space to be yourself And this is your invitation to join us n nIn Beyond the Gender Binary, poet, artist, and LGBTQIA rights activist Alok Vaid Menon deconstructs, demystifies, and reimagines the gender bi

Figure It Out

10 July 2020 | By Wayne Koestenbaum | Filed in: essays.

Toward what goal do I aspire, ever, but collision Always accident, concussion, bodies butting together By collision I also mean metaphor and metonymy operations of slide and slip and transfuse n n In his new nonfiction collection, poet, artist, critic, novelist, and performer Wayne Koestenb

Brown Album: Essays on Exile and Identity

10 July 2020 | By Porochista Khakpour | Filed in: essays.

A Vintage Original nFrom the much acclaimed novelist and essayist, a beautifully rendered, poignant collection of personal essays, chronicling immigrant and Iranian American life in our contemporary moment n nNovelist Porochista Khakpour s family moved to Los Angeles after fleeing the Iranian Revolu

Pass with Care

10 July 2020 | By Cooper Lee Bombardier | Filed in: essays.

In this funny, lyrical, and piercingly insightful collection of essays and poems, trans writer, artist, and activist Cooper Lee Bombardier explores his experiences of gender and sexuality against the backdrop of early 90s, punk fueled San Francisco queer culture.

So You Want to Talk About Race

10 July 2020 | By Ijeoma Oluo | Filed in: essays.

In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today s racial landscape from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial div

Untamed

10 July 2020 | By Glennon Doyle | Filed in: essays.

In her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and author of the bestselling sensations Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us Thi

Between the World and Me

10 July 2020 | By Ta-Nehisi Coates | Filed in: essays.

This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta Nehisi Coates offers a powerfu

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

10 July 2020 | By Austin Channing Brown | Filed in: essays.

From a powerful new voice on racial justice, an eye opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female in middle class white America n nAustin Channing Brown s first encounter with a racialized America came at age 7, when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employer

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

10 July 2020 | By Reni Eddo-Lodge | Filed in: essays.

In 2014, award winning journalist Reni Eddo Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren t affected by it She posted a piece on her blog, entitled Why I m No Longer Talking to White People About Race that led to t