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

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

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

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

Artist Mother Studio, Maternal Journal. Washington D.C: Basecamp, 2015. Print.

Bennett, Brit. The Mothers. New York: Penguin Random House. 2016. 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. Print.

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

Burton, Susan, and Cari Lynn. Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women. New York: The New Press. 2017. Print.

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

Campos-Pons, Maria Magdalena. Alchemy of the Soul. Peabody Essex Museum. 2016. Print.

Chopin, Kate. The Awakening. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1994. Print.

Cooper, Brittney C., and Susan M. Morris, and Robin M. Boylorn. The Crunk Feminist Collection. New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York. 2017. Print.

Cooper Cafritz, Peggy. Fired Up! Ready to Go!: Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life in Art. New York: Rizzoli Electa Publications, Inc. 2018. Print.

De Beauvoir, Simone. The Second Sex. New York: Random House. 2011. Print.

Despentes, Virginie. King Kong Theory. Feminist Press. 2015. Print.

Emezi, Akwaeke. Freshwater. New York: Grove Press. 2018. Print.

Ensler, Eve. The Good Body. New York: Villard Books Trade Paperback Edition. 2005. Print.

Estés, Clarissa Pinkola. Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myth and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype. Ballantine Books. 1992. Print.

French, Marilyn. The Women’s Room. Penguin Books. 2009. Print.

Gay, Roxane. ayiti. New York: Grove, 2011. 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.

Gilmore, Aimee. A Lactation Room of One’s Own. 2017. Print.

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

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

The Guerrilla Girls. Beside Companion to the History of Western Art. Penguin Books. 1998. Print.

Hurley, Kameron. The Geek Feminist Revolution. Tom Doherty Associates, LLC., 2016. Print.

Ignotofsky, Rachel. Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. New York: Ten Speed Press. 2016.

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

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

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

Jones, Amelia. Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party in Feminist Art History. University of California Press. 1996. 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.

Kruger, Barbara. Remote Control: Power, Cultures, and the World of Appearances. MIT Press. 1994. Print.

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 Movements 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.

Lepore, Jill. The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Vintage Books. 2015. Print.

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

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

Minter, Marilyn. Marilyn Minter. Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2010

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. Print.

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

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

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

National Geographic. Special Issue: Gender Revolution; The Shifting Landscape of Gender. 2017. Print

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

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

Perry, Imani. Prophets Of The Hood. Duke University Press. 2004. Print.

Piper, Adrian, A Synthesis of Intuitions. Museum of Modern Art. 2018. Print.

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

Plath, Sylvia, The Bell Jar. First Perennial Classics. 2006. Print.

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

Reckitt, Helena. Art and Feminism. Phaidon. Print.

Santiago, Esmeralda. When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir. Da Capo Press. 1993. Print.

Sarton, May. A Self-Portrait. Ishtar Enterprise. 1982. Print.

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

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

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

Singh, Maina Chawla, Being Indian, Being Israeli: Migration, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Jewish Homeland. Manohar Publishers & Distributors. 2009. Print.

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

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

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

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

Weinberg, Michelle and Sarah Michelle Rupert. Women Painting: Works from the collection of Francis Bishop Good & David Horvitz. Girl’s Club. 2017. Print.

Wolf, Naomi. The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women. Harper Perennial. 2002. Print.

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.”