Nneka M. Okona discusses her new book, SELF-CARE FOR GRIEF.
Tags: Ajita M. Robinson, American capitalism, american south, audre lorde, Black feminism, black feminist writers, Black Panthers, capitalism, Celeste Chan, chosen family, death, dreams, family histories, family history, friendship, generational trauma, Great Migration, grief, Grieving, historical trauma, loss, medical racism, memories, Mental Health, Nigeria, Nneka M. Okona, Nneka Okona, privilege, publishing industry, Racism, Self Care, Self-Care for Grief, slavery, Southern, St. Simons Island, The Little Book of Self-Healing, white privilege, Yoga
How much time do I want with others? How much time do I want with myself? ...more
We could fast and pray and reset. ...more
Tags: Allah, comic, Comics, family, family traditions, holiday tradition, holiday traditions, holidays, motherhood, muslim, parenting, Ramadan, religion, Self Care, Spotlight, Spotlight Series, Sumayya Ansari
Rumpus editors share forthcoming books they can’t wait to read!
Tags: A Girl Is a Body of Water, A House Is a Body, Adam Wilson, Alice Randall, Alison Stine, Alisson Wood, Ann Goldstein, Anodyne, Arrow, Asako Serizawa, Be Holding, Being Lolita, Belabored, Benjamin Garcia, Bestiary, Beth Alvarado, Black Bottom Saints, Braiding Sweetgrass, Caoilinn Hughes, Cardinal, Catherine Adel West, Christa Parravani, Christina MacSweeney, colin dickey, Crooked Hallelujah, Crushing It, Daniel Saldana Paris, danielle evans, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, Death Desire and Other Destinations, Destiny O. Birdsong, diane cook, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear, elena ferrante, Elisa Gabbert, Entitled, Exposition, Finna, Girls Against God, Hafizah Geter, helen macdonald, Hinge, hysteria, Inconvenient Daughter, inheritance, Inheritors, Inventory of Losses, Jackie Smith, Jasmine Guillory, jason diamond, Jean Kyoung Frazier, Jean-Claude Grumberg, Jennifer Givhan, Jennifer L. Knox, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Jenny Hval, Jessica Gross, Jillian in the Borderlands, Jubilee, Judith Schalansky, K Ming Chang, Kate Manne, Keep Moving, Kelli Jo Ford, Khadijah Queen, Kimberly Grey, Lauren J. Sharkey, Leigh Stein, Loved and Wanted, Luster, lyz lenz, Maggie Smith, Matthew Salesses, Mattilda B. Sycamore, mattilda bernstein sycamore, Melissa Faliveno, Molly Spencer, Morgan Jerkins, Nate Marshall, Nathalie Leger, Negotiations, Party of Two, Pizza Girl, Ramifications, Raven Leilani, Road Out of Winter, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Rosalie Knecht, ross gay, Ruth Saxton, Saving Ruby King, Self Care, Sensation Machines, Shayla Lawson, Shruti Swamy, Sumita Chakraborty, Systems for the Future of Feeling, Tara Isabel Zambrano, Taylor Johnson, That Was Now This Is Then, The Book of Old Ladies, The Freezer Door, The Lying Life of Adults, The Most Precious of Cargoes, The New Wilderness, The Office of Historical Corrections, The Sprawl, The Unidentified, The Unreality of Memory, The Wild Laughter, Thea Matthews, This Is Major, Thrown in the Throat, Tomboyland, Torrin A. Greathouse, Tyree Daye, Un-American, Unearth [The Flowers], Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery, Vesper Flights, Vijay Seshadri, Wandering in Strange Lands, What to Read When, Winter Counts, Wound from the Mouth of a Wound
Samantha Irby discusses her new essay collection, WOW, NO THANK YOU.
Tags: anxiety, bodies, essay collection, essays, gay, Haley Sherif, humor, humor writing, LGBTQ, Meaty, Mental Health, queer, Samantha Irby, Self Care, Shrill, therapy, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, women's bodies, Wow No Thank You, writing humor
Rumpus editors share their favorite writing that speaks to women’s history past, present, and future.
Tags: A Fish Growing Lungs, A Nail the Evening Hangs On, afterlife, Aftershocks, Alison Stine, All My Mother's Lovers, Alysia Sawchyn, Arrow, Barbara Jane Reyes, Belabored, Bestiary, Chelsea Bieker, Cynthia Cruz, Deceit and Other Possibilities, Elisa Gabbert, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, Fairest, Girls Against God, Godshot, Guidebooks for the Dead, Hafizah Geter, Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick, hysteria, Ilana Masad, Inconvenient Daughter, Jenn Shapland, Jenny Hval, Jessica Gross, Julia Alvarez, K Ming Chang, Keep Moving, Kiki Petrosino, Lakewood, Lauren J. Sharkey, leesa cross-smith, Leigh Stein, Letters to a Young Brown Girl, Lidia Yuknavitch, lyz lenz, Maggie Smith, Marie-Helene Bertino, Mary-Kim Arnold, Mattilda B. Sycamore, Megan Giddings, Melissa Faliveno, Memorial Drive, Meredith Talusan, Monica Sok, Morgan Jerkins, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, Nadia Owusu, Natalie Diaz, Natasha Trethewey, Obit, parakeet, Postcolonial Love Poem, Quotients, rachel vorona cote, Road Out of Winter, Samantha Irby, Sejal Shah, Self Care, So We Can Glow, Sumita Chakraborty, The Fish & The Dove, The Freezer Door, The Tilt Torn Away from the Seasons, The Unreality of Memory, Thea Matthews, This Is One Way to Dance, Tomboyland, Too Much, Tracy O'Neill, Un-American, Unearth [The Flowers], vanessa hua, Verge, Victoria Chang, Wandering in Strange Lands, What to Read When, White Blood, White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia, Women's History Month, Wow No Thank You, zora neale hurston
Lilly Dancyger discusses BURN IT DOWN: WOMEN WRITING ABOUT ANGER.
Tags: #metoo, anger, anthologies, anthology, Burn It Down, editing, elena ferrante, essay writing, essays, feminism, gender, gender inequality, gender roles, gillian flynn, James Wood, Lilly Dancyger, Me Too, memoir, Michele Filgate, misogyny, Negative Space, Nina St. Pierre, patriarchy, Racism, Rebecca Solnit, Reema Zaman, Santa Fe Writers Project, Self Care, The Days of Abandonment, women's anger
Dani Burlison discusses ALL OF ME: STORIES OF LOVE, ANGER, AND THE FEMALE BODY.
Tags: abortion, activism, All of Me, All of Me: Stories of Love Anger and the Female Body, anger, anthology, Ariel Gore, Bethany Ridendour, California, Dani Burlison, female bodies, female body, feminism, feminist, Janet Frishberg, Lady Parts, LGBTQ, Lidia Yuknavitch, melissa chadburn, Nayomi Munaweera, PM Press, reproductive rights, Self Care, Starhawk, trans, trans-women, trauma, violence against women, women's anger, women's bodies, women's rights, Yoga, zine, zines
Secrets are expectations passed down over silent years. ...more
Tags: anxiety, anxiety disorder, colonization, depression, Diaspora, dissociation, empathy, family, family secret, gender inequality, gender roles, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Guyanese, Hadiyyah Kuma, imposter syndrome, Indo-Guyanese, intergenerational trauma, Mental Health, mental illness, muslim, panic attacks, prayer, psychologist, psychology, Self Care, therapist, therapy, vulnerability
Tara Betts discusses her newest collection,
Break the Habit, the burden placed on black women artists to be both artist and activist, and why writing is rooted in identity. ...more
Tags: academia, activism, Alice Walker, arc & hue, audre lorde, Baby Sweets, Binghamton, Black Panthers, black women, Blackberry: a magazine, break the habit, Chicago, comic books, Comics, consent, death, Deesha Philyaw, Def Poetry Jam, Denise Levertov, depression, Devil Dinosaur, divorce, Donald Trump, economic inequality, Eve Ewing, f. scott fitzgerald, family, Foucault, gender inequality, girlspeak, Glen Campbell, grief, Hadiya Pendeleton, heartbreak, heroines, hip-hop, Huey P. Newton, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, identity, Iron Man, jazz, Jeff Chang, Jessica Care Moore, Joan Didion, Kate Zambreno, Larry Levis, Lauryn Hill, Luke Cage, marriage, marriage equality, Maya Angelou, memories, Mental Health, Moon Girl, mothers, mothers and daughters, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Nina Simone, ntozake shange, patriarchy, Paul Beatty, Paul Laurence Dunbar, poems, Poet, poetry, Politics, Princeless, prison system, Public Enemy, Radius, Rape culture, Raymond Andrews, relationships, representation, Riri Williams, Roxane Gay, science fiction, Self Care, slam poetry, superheroes, Ta-Nehisi Coates, tara Betts, Terry McMillan, The Color Purple, the cure, The White Album, Tish Benson, Trump, visible, Visible: Women Writers of Color, Willie Perdomo, Women Writers of Color, World of Wakanda, writers of color, writing, Yona Harvey, Zelda Fitzgerald, zora neale hurston
In her essay at Hazlitt, “Watch Me Bathe,” Jess Carroll shares that she barely bathes, and tells us that it’s for the better—in fact, it’s like reverse self-love and self-care, as we’ve come to think of those terms now. She rejects the idea that mental health is balanced on a teetering tower of meticulous hygiene routines, […]
Rumpus managing editor Zoë Ruiz has a new essay at Ohio Edit. She talks about pain management, sex, friendship, and visions. “On Tuesday night, I drive to a bar on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles to meet a poet. We are going to discuss poetry and what he will read on Thursday evening. As I drive […]