Before you even get your copy in the mail, you can read "Better Homes & Bloggers" by Holly Hilgenberg, on ideas of authenticity and lifestyle blogging; "Target Market," J. Victoria Sanders' first person account of getting a handgun license in Texas and the race, gender, and personal issues involved; and "Protest, Desire, and Cheap Dildos" a great Q&A with British journalist Laurie Penny by Emily Manuel (that has my favorite description of vajazzling EVER).
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The Red Issue of Bitch is about to hit mailboxes (that means you, 1500 new subscribers!) and now you can get a sneak peek of what's in store on our articles page!
There's "Pink Scare" (by Avital Norman Nathman, illustrated by JooHee Yoon), a feature on the media's growing interest in and —unfortunately—fear of "princess boys."
"Mothers of Intention" (featuring Renee Martin, Veronica Arreola, Arwyn Daemyir, Shay Stewart-Bouley, Deesha Philyaw, illustrated by Jasmine Silver) is a roundtable discussion with five bloggers who are pushing back against what makes a "mommy blogger," and was in fact inspired by commentary on how the article "Mother Huckster" (Primal, #50) did not adequately include the experiences of mom bloggers of color.
And finally, our book feature "Sealing the Deal" (by Jessica Jernigan, illustrated by Beth Austin), details the emerging genre of selkie (read: seal-people!) romance novels. After reading this article, I'm going to be very disappointed if selkies aren't the new vampires.
But there's even more that makes the Reverb issue absolutely fabulous—it's Bitch magazine's 15-year anniversary, and we've printed three different, limited-edition covers, one of which will be landing in your mailbox! Check all three covers out here!
One of the people hard at work behind the scenes here is Kyla Wagener, AKA Bitch webmonkey. I'm sharing this for two reasons. First because Kyla recently started her own blog. She's wicked smart. You should read it.
I also share this because in her role as webmonkey, Kyla's wrangling all the content from past issues to be posted here. Our plan is to make available all content from issues that are sold out, and selected content from issues that are still available for purchase (get them while they last!).