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Steph Auteri

Steph Auteri writes about female sexuality and other women's issues for the Atlantic, Pacific Standard, the Washington Post, VICE, and other publications. She is also the author of A DIRTY WORD, forthcoming from Cleis Press in October 2018. And while writing consumes her life, Steph is also a mom, a cat lady, and a yogi. You can learn more at stephauteri.com. Follow her on Twitter: @stephauteri.

The Horror and Speculative Fiction I’ve Been Reading To Distract Myself from IRL Horrors

The horror-tinged reading one Rioter has found to be calming during the pandemic.

3 Books That Open Up Complex Conversations Around Interpersonal Violence

Searching for nuance in discussions about rape culture, one reader found complex discourse in these books about interpersonal violence.

Why We’re Seeing More Adaptations Between the Graphic and Prose Mediums

Why are more comics being turned into prose novels? A deep dive into a burgeoning trend and what it says about the state of comics.

9 Inspirational Children’s Books to Give Your Kids This Christmas

These inspirational children's books hold valuable lessons while also being engaging as heck. You may want to add them to your kid's wish list.

16 Kids’ Gifts Inspired By Classic Children’s Stories

Enjoy the classics with kids and these adorable gifts inspired by classic children's books.

Comfort Food Cookbooks That Will Keep You Warm as the Temperature Drops

Crank up the stove, grab a glass of wine, and get cozy in the kitchen with a few comfort food cookbooks that'll warm you up from the inside out.

How Comics Have Helped My Daughter Embrace Her Inner Superhero

"Once, one young child insisted that my daughter was not a superhero. Still, Em remained undeterred. After all, she knew the truth."

New Nonfiction Book Releases You Should Add to Your Nightstand

Creative nonfiction is having a moment, and I am here for all the new nonfiction book releases I can stack onto my nightstand.

Podcast to Comic: How THE ADVENTURE ZONE Took on a New Medium

We talked about shifting from podcast to comic with the team behind THE ADVENTURE ZONE podcast, and got comic recs from illustrator Carey Pietsch.

9 Books I Leave Out Around the House So People Know What They’re Getting Into

These are the statement books on race, feminism, and more that one reader strategically places around her home as fair warning and conversation starters.

The 4 Best Curated Book Subscriptions To Quit Your Reading Slump

There's something about curated book subscriptions that fill me with delight. Here are my four favorites for all my fellow book nerds.

5 Books About Losing a Child That Have Wrecked Me

Whether you're seeking catharsis or accounts of people coping with grief, the stories in these books about losing a child will stay with you.

Books That Perfectly Illustrate Why Women Remain Silent

From novels based on real-life events to nonfiction, these books that confront sexual violence and speak volumes for the victims of abuse.

The World is Falling Apart: Timely Dystopias That Reflect Our Fears

Is it any wonder we're seeing an uptick in books about control, rebellion, and the world falling apart? Here are timely, recent dystopias that fit the bill.

How To Find Kick-Ass Lady Comics As a Total Noob

Last night, I had a hot date. In bed. With my three cats and my latest pile of comics. As ...

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