The Weird Sister Collection: Writing at the Intersections of Feminism, Literature, and Pop Culture (Paperback)
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Collecting the best of the underground blog Weird Sister, these unapologetic and insightful essays link contemporary feminism to literature and pop culture.Launched in 2014, Weird Sister proudly staked out a corner of the internet where feminist writers could engage with the literary and popular culture that excited or enraged them. The blog made space amid book websites dominated by white male editors and contributors, and also committed to covering literary topics in-depth when larger feminist outlets rarely could. Throughout its decade-long run, Weird Sister served as an early platform for some of contemporary literature's most striking voices, naming itself a website that "speaks its mind and snaps its gum and doesn't apologize."Edited by founder Marisa Crawford, The Weird Sister Collection brings together the work of longtime contributors such as Morgan Parker, Christopher Soto, Soleil Ho, Juli n Delgado Lopera, Virgie Tovar, Jennif(f)er Tamayo, and more, alongside new original essays. Offering nuanced insight into contemporary and historical literature, in conversation with real-life and timely social issues, these pieces mark a transitional and transformative moment in online and feminist writing.
About the Author
Marisa Crawford is the author of the poetry collections Reversible and The Haunted House as well as several chapbooks. She is coeditor, with Megan Milks, of We Are The Baby-Sitters Club: Essays & Artwork from Grown-Up Readers. Her writing about feminism, art, and pop culture has appeared in The Nation, Harper's Bazaar, BUST, VICE, Hyperallergic, Bitch, Ms., The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Crawford is the creator and editor-in-chief of Weird Sister, a website and organization that explores the intersections of feminism, literature, and pop culture, and cohost of the nineties rock podcast All Our Pretty Songs. She lives in Brooklyn.