'Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis' by Alexis Coe

“[…what Alice + Freda Forever] reveals—through Coe’s sympathetic curation and commentary—is just how stifling late adolescence was for these women, caught in limbo between the leniency of childhood and the looming obligations of marriage and motherhood.”… read more

'Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir' by Liz Prince

At the beginning of Liz Prince’s memoir she describes the problematic situation she faced as a kid: According to the schoolyard…boys are: “snips and snails and puppy dog tails,’” while girls are: “sugar and spice and everything nice.” It’s a decrepit old nursery rhyme, but somehow the attitude still prevails. Girls are expected to be… read more