On May 8, you'll be able to pop into your local indie bookstore and grab a copy of AGAINST MEMOIR: COMPLAINTS, CONFESSIONS & CRITICISMS by the brilliant Michelle Tea. Delivered with her signature honesty and dark humor, Tea blurs the line between telling other people’s stories and telling her own. In anticipation of this collection, we gathered our own beloved essays which explore self-care, relationships, happiness, travel, diet culture, and more. Dive in!
What's your fav personal essay? Tweet at us @FeministPress to let us know!
Alyea's pick: "It's OK to Sit One Out" by Mychal Denzel Smith, via Feministing
Hannah's pick: "On Liking Women" by Andrea Long Chu, via n+1
Tenny's pick: "Seeing My Body With Fresh Eyes" by Ashley C. Ford, via Cup of Jo
Jisu's pick: "The Fourth State of Matter" by Jo Ann Beard, via The New Yorker
Sophia's pick: "O Adjunct! My Adjunct!" by Carmen Maria Machado, via The New Yorker
Neeti's pick: "Istanbul: Memories and the City" by Orhan Pamuk, via Random House