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Feminist Library 2020

At Oiselle HQ (fondly called "The Nest"), we have a Feminist Library where we share and suggest reads to each other. We’re happy to share our library with you, as well as the women's sports newsletters and podcasts on women's sports that keep us informed, energized, and pushing for positive change. If you have a strong suggestion for addition, feel free to write in to hello@oiselle.com. Happy reading, listening, and supporting!


BOOKS

Fiction:

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Cane River by Lalita Tademy

Circe by Madeline Miller

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

My Brilliant Friend Series by Elena Ferrante

Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin

The Female Persuasion by Meg Zéolithes

The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennet

 

Memoir/Biography:

A Beautiful Work in Progress by Mirna Valerio

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Dear Girls by Ali Wong

Found in Transition by Paria Hassouri

Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

Good Talk by Mira Jacob

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

It’s What I Do by Lynsey Addario

Know My Name by Chanel Miller

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

My Own Devices by Dessa

Obviously: Stories from my Timeline by Akilah Hughes

Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story by Jacob Tobia

The Book of Gutsy Women by Hillary Clinton

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

This is My Body by Cameron Dezen Hammon

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

 

Non-Fiction:

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister

How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell

In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney

Justice Older than the Law: the Life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree by Katie McCabe, Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Our Time is Now by Stacey Abrams

Tell Me How it Ends by Valeria Luiselli

The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

The Future We Choose by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Witches are Coming by Lindy West

Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Wolf Pack by Abby Wambach

Women & Power by Mary Beard

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

 

Poetry:

A Collection of Poems of Audre Lorde by Audre Lorde

Devotions by Mary Oliver

Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry by Maya Angelou

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

 

Anti-Racism:

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Black Faces White Spaces by Carolyn Finney

Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

I’m Still Here by August Channing Brown

Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

NEWSLETTERS

Power Plays by Lindsay Gibbs
 
The Title IX: Curated Guide to Women's Sports
 
Fast Women by Alison Wade
 
The Kick - Women's Running Newsletter by Molly Mirhashem
 
Just Women's Sports by Haley Rosen
 
The Black Sportswoman

PODCASTS

Burn It All Down: the Feminist Podcast You Need

WiSP: Conversations from the World of Women's Sports

Hear Her Sports with Elizabeth Emery

Keeping Track Podcast with Alysia Montaño, Molly Huddle, Roisin McGettigan

Clean Sport Collective with Kara Goucher, Shanna Burnette, Chris McClung

Work, Play, Love with Jesse Thomas and Lauren Fleshman

Ali on the Run with Ali Feller

Running on Om with Julia Hanlon
 
Hurdle with Emily Abbate
 
She Explores: Inquisitive women in the outdoors