A long list of books

Anti-Oppression Resources

Free PDF Books on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture

Black Queer and Trans Reading List

Feminist Texts Written by Women of Color

diversify your queer reads: 2014 books featuring queer people of color

Readings on Sexuality/Settler Colonialism/Homonationalism/Pinkwashing

Readings (both books and articles) on gay rights, imperalism, and capitalism

(Recommended) Books

At the Dark End of the StreetBlack Women, Rape, and Resistance-A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power– Danielle McGuire

Black Feminist Thought – Patricia Hill Collins

Black Girl Dangerous on Race, Queerness, Class, and Gender – Mia Mckenzie (My review)

The Blue Sweater – Jacqueline Novogratz

Border Patrol Nation – Todd Miller

decolonizing trans/gender 101 – b. binaohan

I Am Your Sister – Audre Lorde

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander

Redefining Realness – Janet Mock

Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde

Women, Culture, and Politics – Angela Davis

Women, Race, and Class – Angela Davis


Here are 4 ways to navigate whiteness and feminism without being a white feminist – Madde McClouskey

How White is Your Feminism?

To White Feminists Who Don’t Want to Discuss Racism: Here Are 7 Things You Need to Know – Britni de la Cretaz

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color – Victoria Law

Reclaiming the Word ‘Slut’ Is An Entirely Different Beast for Black Women – Zeba Blay


You Can’t Earn a Living on the Minimum Wage – Peter Van Buren


Masculinity as Homophobia: Fear, Shame, and Silence in the Construction of Gender Identity – Michael S. Kimmel

Transgender Studies Quarterly – a non medical academic journal from Duke University

Resource post for Trans Women

Nonbinary Resources

General Resources

Resources Compiled by Phoenix (neoliberalismkills)

bluestockings magazine resource library

QPoC Housing Resources and Initiatives: an incomplete list – complied by marchoftigers on Tumblr

Resources for Activists

Allyship and Solidarity Guidelines – Unsettling America


You Can’t Evict a Movement: Strategies for Housing Justice in the United States– Conor Tomás Reed, Manissa McCleave Maharawal and Alma Sheppard-Matsuo


Here’s the Real Immigration Problem that Donald Trump Isn’t Talking About – Zeesham Aleem

Mental Illness

Mental Illness: How the Media Contributes to Its Stigma – Jarune Uwujaren

We Demonize Mental Illness So We Won’t Have To Do Anything About It – Samantha Eyler

3 Issues that Impact the Mental Health of LGBTQIA+ Youth – Robin J. Landwehr

Mental Illness is the Wrong Scapegoat After Mass Shootings – Amy Wolf


Know Your Rights – Your rights within the workplace and what to do if you experience discrimination

Why I Claim Bisexuality – Eliel Cruz

Homonationalism and the Death of the Radical Queer – Haley D. O’Shaughnessy

Is the Gay Scene Racist? – Stuart Haggas

An Aromantic Perspective: What It’s Like To Be In a Romantic Relationship – Sara on Flying While Falling Down

Gay Universalism, Homoracialism, and “Marriage for All” – Houria Bouteldja

Queers of War: Normalizing Lesbians and Gays in the US War Machine – Hilary King

HRC and the Vulture Fund: Making Third World Poverty Pay for LGBT Rights – Scott Long

Race/Racism Resources

This Is Everyday Racism

Re: Sick and tired of hearing “source?” or having to explain white privilege and systemic racism?

10 Things Everyone Should Know About White Supremacy – Chauncey DeVega

The Problem of Colorblindness – Alex Seitz-Wald

Students Share What It’s Like to be Black at Mizzou – Taryn Finley and Mariah Stewart

A Ferguson Syllabus: Reading a Movement – Darnell L. Moore

10 Ways White People are More Racist Than They Realize – Kali Holloway

19 Photos from 2014 That Prove ‘Post-Racial’ America Doesn’t Exist – Aura Bogado

Dear Christina Fallin

What White People Might Do to Not be a Shitty White Person – from tumblr user thinkspeakstress

Why Reverse Racism Isn’t Real – Sara Luckey

Still Think White Privilege Isn’t Real? These 6 Lessons Will Erase All Doubt. – Leah R. Kyaio

Whitewashing the Orlando Shooting Victims Only Makes LGBTQ People of Color More Vulnerable to Violence – Michelle Garcia

On White Supremacy and the Anniversary of the Murder of Michael Brown

5 Distrubing Stats on Black-White Inequality – Tami Luhby

10 Examples that Prove White Privilege Protects White People in Every Aspect Imaginable – Jon Greenberg

Why Food Belongs in Our Discussion on Race – Kristin Wartman

Here are the Real Reasons Why We White People Struggle to Admit that Racism Still Exists – Jamie Utt

This is what white people can do to support #BlackLivesMatter – Sally Kohn

15 youth movements to dismantle white supremacy rising this summer

24 Actions You NEED to Take to Help Trans Women of Color Survive – Lexi Adsit

The Horrifying Legacy of Indian Boarding Schools Hasn’t Ended – Here’s What You Need to Know – Taté Walker

6 Words and Phrases You Didn’t Know Were Rooted in Racism – Taryn Finley

This Is What Happens When Black Students Crash a Blackface Frat Party – Jamilah King

Why I Don’t Trust People Who Say #AllLivesMatter – Kat Blaque


Beyond the headscarf: Let’s discuss social justice issues Muslim women actually care about – Sarah Harvard

Sex Work

Olive (rikodeine on tumblr): learning about sex work and How to support sex workers

Phoenix (neoliberalismkills on tumblr) has a long list of information and resources about sex work and whorephobia, including:

  • Things to know if you’re not a sex worker
  • Sex workers, language, and slurs
  • Her answer to an anonymous question about abuse in the porn industry

Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (SWOP USA), including: ally resources and learn about sex work

Sex work and listening to sex workers, includes following articles:

  • 10 things I wish everyone knew about sex workers – Phoenix Calida
  • Let’s call sex work what it is: Work – Melissa Gira Grant
  • Sex Work Info (on tumblr)
    • Sex Work Info masterpost tagged posts
    • Info about sex work by sex workers master post
  • How to be a *better* ally to sex workers
  • We need to decriminalize sex work in the US – Victoria M. Rodriguez-Roldan


Writing Tips

Write World Toolbox

Writing different characters, jobs, locations, names, quotes, etc.

Writing genderqueer characters

Writing characters different from you

Nimble’s Notebook – their tags range from race to building a world to characters to the mind and the body.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Gravatar Logo

You are commenting using your account. ( Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change )


Connecting to %s