Women have been labeled witches for centuries, but the term also carries power. From the 14th century to the present moment, these books explore the nuances of that power.
Review: Meg Wolitzer’s “The Female Persuasion”
“The Female Persuasion” follows a bright but soft-spoken high school suburbanite through a series of events that lead to her identification as a capital F feminist.
So Yong Kim’s “Lovesong” Distills the Heartache of Unrequited Connections
In “Lovesong,” director So Yong Kim’s 2016 Sundance entry, two friends drift apart before coming back together.
The ‘Fairer Sex’? Not Always
“How trusting my female bosses just because they were women could have led to disaster.” By Jane Madembo
Ask a Psychologist: Should I Go to Therapy?
It could always be good time to go to therapy—and not just because you’re in crisis.
Losing My Writing Soulmate
I pulled up to find you standing there wearing the biggest sunglasses. You’d asked me to meet you at Planned Parenthood.
When A Friendship Suffocates You
Gen was a girl from Australia who quickly became a friend during a summer creative writing course in New York, 2011.
Confessing to Being a Bad Friend
A lot of airtime is dedicated to high school bullying, but I think Dalia forgot about me long before I’ll ever forget about her.
The Gift of Freedom: How Liberating Another Helped Me Liberate Myself
To be wild is to accept the paradoxes and contradictions inherent in life instead of driving yourself crazy trying in vain to resolve them.
What Losing a Friend Taught Me About Feminism
Morgan was a friend who, despite spending nearly all my time with her for the last two years of high school, never fell into my category of “best friend:” the coveted, teenaged-girl honorific.
How I Started My Own Family Film Business
The possibility of extra cash enticed me, but sort of like a whisper, came a singular thought: These stories will become heirlooms.
Pages: Patricia Bell-Scott The Firebrand and the First Lady
Patricia Bell-Scott’s new book, The Firebrand and the First Lady, unearths the relationship between two seemingly disparate people …
Gillian Zinser’s Psychogenic Fugue
In certain circles, Gillian Zinser is best known for her role as Ivy Sullivan in the recent spin-off of Darren Star’s “90210.” But to us, Zinser is a photographic storyteller.
Reunion on the Road [Randi’s Wanderings, Part 3]
Why do we travel? To see places, to know others or to know ourselves? In Part 3 of this ongoing AWT diary, Randi reunites with the very first friend she made in…