In communities reeling from gun violence, Black women caregivers do work that is often underpaid, undervalued, and hidden from public view.
Hundreds of Chicagoans demonstrated downtown after a leaked draft of a SCOTUS draft decision threatened abortion rights.
Tips on obtaining an abortion and supporting abortion access in a post-Roe vs Wade world
Dr. Maura Reilly is a curator who understands feminist art. It is one of the reasons she was chosen to curate a historic exhibition at Bridgeport Art Center as a part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA). The organization put out a call for self-identified women artists based in […]
There’s a young person smiling, posing—hand on their hip—in front of a lit-up sign that reads: “EMPOWER WOMEN.” It intermittently flashes to include ED, making it “EMPOWERED.” The photo is snapped, the couple walks on. I’ve just entered Andrea Bowers’s retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Since the 90s, Bowers has been making […]
Writers Heather Corinna and Kimberly Dark got together to discuss recent writing, menopause, body image, and more this summer while west coast resident Kimberly was in Chicago visiting her son and his family. The pandemic made it difficult for them to host a public event, so they decided to share their conversation with Reader readers. […]
If you were a young American feminist in the late 90s or early 00s with a penchant for punk and indie rock, there’s a good chance you grew up listening to Sleater-Kinney. Formed by guitarist-vocalists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein in 1994 and completed by longtime drummer Janet Weiss in 1996, the group spent their […]
The current book obsessions of Reader staff writer Maya Dukmasova and activist Mariame Kaba.
The current book obsessions of Reader culture editor Aimee Levitt and essayist and Women & Children First co-owner Sarah Hollenbeck.
Kristen Sollée explained our current witchy moment, with detours into mythology, theology, and Bewitched.
But the comics world is definitely not done talking about her.
Jerry Saltz, Alex Ross, women’s anger, and why historians sort of miss Richard Nixon
The Transparent creator comes home to Chicago to demonstrate how to do it in person.
At a book talk Tuesday at the SEIU Healthcare headquarters in Pilsen, Barbara Ransby discussed her book Making All Black Lives Matter.
At Happy Place, 29Rooms, and a new wave of pop-up museums you can pay $30+ for great Instagrams—and not much else.