PES Feminist Incubator Space's Feminist Reading Lounge features books and literature pertaining to intersectional feminism and women’s empowerment. Visitors are encouraged to bring their favorite reading material to share with others as a way to not only share knowledge and perspective; but also, to prompt conversations. The Lounge will host topical discussions and workshops on pertinent issues ranging from the wage gap, to gender-based violence, to sex positivity.

List of Books in the Feminist Reading Lounge

Abichandani, Jaishri. Jaishri Abichandani: Dirty Jewels. London: Rossi & Rossi, 2010. Print.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Dear Ijeawele, or, A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. Anchor Books, 2018.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. We Should All Be Feminists. New York: Anchor, 2015. Print.

Arning, Bill, Catherine Morris, Elissa Auther, and Marilyn Minter. Marilyn Minter: Pretty/dirty. New York, NY: Gregory R. Miller, 2015. Print.

Asmus, Sigrid. Beyond Mammy, Jezebel & Sapphire. Reclaiming Images of Black Women. Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2018.

Bambara, Toni Cade. The Salt Eaters. New York: Vintage Books, 1980. Print.

Biss, Eula. Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays. Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf, 2010. Print.

Bose, Monica Jahan, and Jahanara Hasan. Her Words: Storytelling with Saris. Manika Jahana Bosa, 2013.

Broude, Norma, and Mary D. Garrard. The Power of Feminist Art: the American Movement of the 1970s, History and Impact. Abrams, 1994.

Brown, Brené. Rising Strong. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015. Print.

Butler, Octavia. Kindred. Boston: Beacon Press, 2003. Print

Cade, Toni. The Black Woman: An Anthology: (5. Print.). (New York)., NY: New American Library, 1970.

Cady Stanton, Elizabeth. Eighty Years & More Reminiscences 1815-1897. Source Book Press, 1971.

Cone Anna, Cone Laurie. Pine Mag. Volume 1. 2016. Print.

Cone Anna, Cone Laurie. Pine Mag. Volume 2. 2018. Print.

Davis, Angela Y. Women, Race & Class. New York: Vintage, 1983. Print.

Despentes, Virginie, and Stéphanie Benson. King Kong Theory. New York: Feminist, 2010. Print.

DiPrima, Diane. Revolutionary Letters. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1974.

Estés Clarissa Pinkola. Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype. Ballantine Books, 2003.

Gay, Roxane. Bad Feminist: Essays. New York: Harper Perennial, 2014. Print.

Gay, Roxane. Difficult Women. New York: Grove, 2017. Print.

Giddings, Paula. When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America. New York: W. Morrow, 1984. Print.

Goldie , Terry. Queersexlife: Autobiographical Notes on Sexuality, Gender & Identity . Arsenal Pulp Press, 2008.

Groff, Lauren. The Mothers. New York: Riverhead, 2016. Print.

Grosenick, Uta, and Ilka Becker. Women Artists in the 20th and 21st Century. Köln: Taschen, 2001. Print.

Hernandez, Daisy, and Bushra Rehman. Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. New York: Seal, 2002. Print.

Hooks, Bell. All about Love: New Visions. New York: William Morrow, 2000. Print.

Hooks, Bell. Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics. Cambridge, MA: South End, 2000. Print.

Hooks, Bell. Salvation: Black People and Love. HarperCollins, New York, 2001. Print.

Hurley, Kameron. The Geek Feminist Revolution / Essays. New York: TOR, 2016.

Jayawardena, Kumari. Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World. Verso, 2016.

Linthwaite, Illona. Ain't I a Woman!: a Book of Women's. Wings Books, 1993.

Jensen, Kelly. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Young Readers, an Imprint of Algonquin of Chapel Hill, 2017. Print.

Jigarjian, Michi, and Qiana Mestrich. How We Do Both: Art and Motherhood. Secretary Press, 2015.

Jones, A. and Cottingham, L.  Sexual politics. [Los Angeles, CA]: UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center in association with University of California Press, Berkeley. 1996. Print

Johnson, Dana. Break Any Woman Down: Stories. Athens: U of Georgia, 2001. Print.

Kaur, Rupi. Milk and Honey. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel, 2018.

Kolmar, Wendy K., and Frances Bartkowski. Feminist Theory: A Reader. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013.

Kokoli, Alexandra M. The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice. Bloomsbury Academic, an Imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.

Kukla, Barbara J. Defying the Odds: Triumphant Black Women of Newark. Swing City Press, 2005.

Kukla, Barbara J. Newark Women: from Suffragettes to the Statehouse. Swing City Press, 2018.

Kumar, Rahda. The History of Doing: An Illustrated  Account of Movememts for Women's Rights and Feminism in India, 1800-1990. New Dehli: Zubaan, 1993. Print. 

Linthwaite, Illona. Ain’t I a Woman: Poems by Black and White Women. London: Virago, 1987.

Lorde, Audre. Zami, A New Spelling of My Name. Trumansburg, NY: Crossing, 1982. Print.

Lorde, Audre. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Crossing Press, 2015.

Mans, Jasmine. Chalk Outlines of Snow Angles. 1st ed., Thorn10 Publishing, 2011.

Mock, Janet. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, & So Much More. New York: Atria Books, 2014. Print

Moraga, Cherríe. This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, Fourth Edition. Albany: State U of New York, 2015. Print.

Morgan, Joan. When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: a Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2017.

Morrison, Toni. Sula. New York: Penguin Group, 1973. Print.  

Muholi, Zanelle. Faces + Phases 2006-2014. Göttingen: Steidl. Print.

N., Pushpamala, Clare Arni, Susie J. Tharu, and Ashish Rajadhyaksha. Native Women of South India: Manners and Customs: Bangalore 2000-2004. New York: Bose Pacia, 2007.

Narayan, Uma. Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism. New York: Routledge, 1997. Print.

Narrett, Sophia. This Meant Nothing. New York, NY: Nick Lawrence Arts Leisure, 2015.

Nelson, Maggie. The Argonauts. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf, 2015. Print.

Nin, Anaïs. Delta of Venus: Erotica. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977. Print.

Nochlin, Linda. Women, Art, and Power: And Other Essays. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998.

Nochlin, Linda, and Maura Reilly. Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader. Thames & Hudson, 2015.

Paglia, Camille. Sex, Art and American Culture: Essays. London: Viking, 1993.

Parker, Kate T. Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves. New York: Workman Publishing, 2017.

Pierpont, Julia, and Manjit Thapp. The Little Book of Feminist Saints. Virago, an Imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, 2018.

Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar. New York, NY: HarperPerrennial, 2005.

Rama, Carol, Helga Christoffersen, Massimiliano Gioni, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Lea Vergine, Danh Vo, and Carol Rama. Carol Rama: Antibodies. New York: New Museum, 2017.

Ramaswamy, Sumathi. The Goddess and the Nation Mapping Mother India. New Delhi: Zubaan, 2011.

Reckitt, Helena, and Peggy Phelan. Art and Feminism. Phaidon, 2014.

Robinson, Phoebe. You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have To Explain. NY, NY: Plume Book, 2016. Print.

Rokudenashiko. What Is Obscenity? China: KOYAMA PR, 2016.

Sarker, Sonita, and Esha Niyogi. De. Trans-status Subjects: Gender in the Globalization of South and Southeast Asia. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002.

Satrapi, Marjane. The Complete Persepolis. New York: Pantheon, 2007. Print.

Scelfo, Julie. The Women Who Made New York. Berkeley: SEAL PRESS, 2016. Print.

See Red Women's Workshop: Feminist Posters 1974-1990. Four Corners Books, 2016.

Sewell, Michelle. Growing up Girl: An Anthology of Voices from Marginalized Spaces. Washington, D.C.: GirlChild Press, 2006.

Shakur, Assata. Assata: An Autobiography. Chicago: Lawrence Hill, 2001. Print.

Schoonmaker, Trevor. Wangeshi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. Durham: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2013. Print.

Skloot, Rebecca. Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. S.1 Picador 2018

Smith, Zadie. NW. New York: Penguin, 2012. Print.

Solnit, Rebecca. Men Explain Things To Me. New York, 2014. Print.

Tanner, Leslie B., comp. Voices from Women's Liberation. 3rd ed. New York, NY: New American Library, 1970.

Tenneson, Joyce. Wise Women: A Celebration of Their Insights, Courage and Beauty. New York: Bulfinch, 2014.

Thomas, Mickalene, Jennifer Blessing, and Carrie Mae Weems. Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs. NY, NY: Aperture Foundation, 2015. Print.

Ugolini, Paola. The Body as Language: Women and Performance. London: PurePrint, 2015. Print.

Waheed, Nayyirah. Salt. San Bernardino, CA: Nayyirah Waheed, 2013. Print

Walker, Alice. In Search of Our Mother's Gardens: Womanist Prose. Orlando, FL: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers, 1970..

Walker, Kara Elizabeth., et al. Kara Walker: Dust Jackets for the Niggerati. Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2013.

Downloadable PDFs 

Bornstein, Kate. Gender Outlaw.

Butler, Judith. Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory.

Butler, Judith. Sex and Gender in Simone de Beauvoir’s Second Sex.

Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity.

Crenshaw, Kimberle. Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality. Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color.

Cuboniks, Laboria. Xenofeminism: A Politics for Alienation.

Foucault, Michel. History of Sexuality.

Giorgis, Hannah. Why Do Black Women in Movies Have to Choose Between A Weave and a Relationship?

Hocquenghem, Guy. To Destroy Sexuality.

Haraway, Donna. Simians, Cyborgs, and Women.

Lorde, Audre. Zami Sister Outsider Undersong.

Lugones, Maria. Toward a Decolonial Feminism.

MacKinnon, Catherine. Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State.

Mackinnon, Catherine A. From Practice to Theory, or What is a White Woman Anyway.

Queneau, Ariane. Women in Resistance: Post-Lesbianism as an Anti-Humanist Existentialism

Queneau, Ariane. The Post-Lesbian Body: Critical Aesthetics, Pastiche, and Tragedy.

Queneau, Arianne. Amor Monstrum; or the Nihilist Practice of Body Positivity.

Rubin, Gayle. The Traffic in Women: Notes on the “Political Economy” of Sex.

Sandoval, Chela. Methodology of the Oppressed.

Stanley, Eric A. Smith, Nat. Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex.

Villarosa, Linda. “Why America's Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis.”