My time is up. Throughout my twenties and thirties when people asked me if I wanted to have children, I would say “no,” firmly. But I knew I had a “maybe someday” tucked in my back pocket since I still had time to change my mind.
Imagine you were a teenage girl in a world of heroes who have petty superpowers, where fairies were real and somewhat abusive, where the rich kids built themselves pyramids and partied on the moon. In such a reality, how would you handle the challenges of adolescence? The young female characters in Kelly Link’s imaginative new short story collection Get in Trouble face just such a conundrum.
Many years ago, back when the OK Hotel was a dirty punk rock hole-in-the-wall club under the viaduct in downtown Seattle, I stood among a crowd mesmerized by Michelle Tea reading from her memoir, The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America.
Ever wanted a women-centric history book to hand to a kid? This March, publisher City Lights/Sister Spit is releasing an exciting new book that tells the stories of 26 important American women, one for each letter of the alphabet.