Fierce Womxn Writing - Inspiring You to Write More

By Sara Gallagher - she/her

Level up your writing practice with readings from a diverse array of womxn writers, and discover their tips and tricks. For writers and would-be writers looking for a dose of confidence, Fierce Womxn Writing delivers weekly inspiration and information. Host Sara Gallagher interviews guests on their practice and process, and the author reads from their work. The show ends with a writing prompt for you to use at home. Join the community conversation between episodes on Instagram @fiercewomxnwriting.

  1. 1.
    Ellen Hagan - Author of YA novel in verse, Reckless, Glorious, Girl and a new poetry collection called Blooming Fiascoes
    30:45
  2. 2.
    Heather Ostman - Author of The Second Chance Home for Girls and Rhetorical Lives
    33:09
  3. 3.
    Elle Marr - Author of Lies We Bury, a newly released thriller
    24:10
  4. 4.
    Meg Medina, author of Merci Suárez Can’t Dance, the sequel to the Newbery-award winning young adult novel, Merci Suárez Changes Gears
    34:01
  5. 5.
    adrienne maree brown - queer, Black feminist activist and author of We Will Not Cancel Us, Pleasure Activism, Emergent Strategies, Holding Change, and more
    26:27
  6. 6.
    Amy Solomon - Editor of Notes From The Bathroom Line, a collection of humor writing by 150 modern womxn and nonbinary writers
    19:09
  7. 7.
    Layla AlAmmar - author of Silence is a Sense, a novel about the fundamental need for human connection, written from the viewpoint of a Syrian refugee
    29:14
  8. 8.
    Patricia Engel - Author of Infinite Country, a Reese's Book Club Pick
    20:58
  1. 9.
    Kate Hope Day - Author of In the Quick, the story of an ambitious young astronaut whose love affair threatens the rescue of a lost crew
    35:57
  2. 10.
    Fan Favorites - Highlights from Hit Episodes featuring Kim Krans, Brittney Morris, Aja Black, Rebekah Taussig, and Melissa Valentine
    14:54
  3. 11.
    Sonya Renee Taylor - Author of The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
    25:28
  4. 12.
    Arianna Davis - Author of What Would Frida Do?: A Guide to Living Boldly - and digital director at Oprah Magazine
    25:18
  5. 13.
    Isabel Ibañez - Author of YA novels Written in Starlight and Woven in Moonlight
    22:40
  6. 14.
    Stephanie Big Eagle - author of the memoir, Thunderbird Rising
    22:03
  7. 15.
    Timneisha Greene Kim - Author of Athena's Quest: A Lesbian's Quest for Normality
    14:18
  8. 16.
    Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite, authors of One of the Good Ones, a young adult novel about a young womxn living in the aftermath of her sister's death at a BLM protest
    39:27
  9. 17.
    Mia Mercado - Author of Weird But Normal, a collection of humor essays exploring the contradictions of being a womxn
    35:02
  10. 18.
    Alexandra Chang - Author of Days of Distraction, a novel that examines the question, "How do you exist in a society that does not notice or understand you?"
    22:57
  11. 19.
    Sarah Faith Gottesdiener, Author of The Moon Book, and the Many Moons Lunar Planner
    28:06
  12. 20.
    Rachel Mans McKenny - Author of The Butterfly Effect, a novel about an entomologist who steps outside her comfort zone and discovers herself
    28:21
  13. 21.
    Riane Konc - Humor Author of Build Your Own Christmas Movie Romance: Pick Your Plot, Meet Your Man, and Create the Holiday Love Story of a Lifetime
    32:35
  14. 22.
    Mariëlle S. Smith - Author of 52 Weeks of Writing: Author Journal and Planner
    31:58
  15. 23.
    Marisa Acocella - Author of the graphic novel, The Big She-Bang: The Herstory of the Universe According to God the Mother
    31:25
  16. 24.
    Laura Taylor Namey - author of A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, a YA novel that has a diverse take on being a fish out of water
    31:37
  17. 25.
    Lan Cao & Harlan Van Cao - Authors of Family in Six Tones: A Refugee Mother, an American Daughter
    37:44
  18. 26.
    Zara Stone - Award Winning Journalist and Author of The Future of Science is Female: The Brilliant Minds Shaping the 21st Century, a book for young people about badass scientists and entrepreneurs
    22:07
  19. 27.
    Francina Simone - YA Author of Smash It!, the story of a curvy girl discovering who she is and what it means to love
    45:41
  20. 28.
    Nicole Vick - Public Health Advocate and Author of Pushing Through: Finding the Light in Every Lesson
    20:38
  21. 29.
    Sandra Linhart - Author of Daddy's Boots, a children's book about military deployment, and Diary of an Unkempt Woman
    22:50
  22. 30.
    Deborah Salazar Shapiro - Author of The Magical Mindful Day, an award-winning children's book published in Spanish and English, which explores mindfulness, environmentalism, and our interconnectedness
    19:05
  23. 31.
    Emily Hashimoto - Author of A World Between
    25:22
  24. 32.
    Jenny Bhatt - Author of Each of Us Killers and Podcast Host of Desi Books
    26:04
  25. 33.
    Xanthe Alexis - Songwriter and Creator of The Offering, an album of atmospheric indie folk music
    17:49
  26. 34.
    Rebekah Taussig - Author of Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body
    16:55
  27. 35.
    Maisy Card - Author of These Ghosts Are Family, a novel exploring family secrets
    15:38
  28. 36.
    Christina Hammonds Reed - Author of The Black Kids, a YA Novel
    25:20
  29. 37.
    Melissa Faliveno - Editor, Essayist, and Author of Tomboyland
    24:33
  30. 38.
    Chet'la Sebree - Author of the poetry collection Mistress
    22:45
  31. 39.
    Lacy Crawford - Author of Notes on a Silencing, the memoir of a young woman's struggle to regain her sense of self after sexual assault, and the efforts of a powerful New England boarding school to silence her at any cost
    26:21
  32. 40.
    Melissa Valentine - Author of the memoir The Names of All the Flowers
    24:05
  33. 41.
    Juli Delgado Lopera - Colombian author of the queer multilingual novel, Fiebre Tropical
    17:10
  34. 42.
    Casey Cep - New Yorker Writer and Author of the NYT Bestseller, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
    31:48
  35. 43.
    Trina Greene Brown - Author of Parenting for Liberation: A Guide for Raising Black Children
    15:45
  36. 44.
    Jaquira Díaz - Author of Ordinary Girls
    19:07
  37. 45.
    Liara Tamani - Author of the young adult novel, All the Things We Never Knew
    27:09
  38. 46.
    Aja Black - Songwriter, Vocalist, Musican from The Reminders
    20:45
  39. 47.
    Minna Salami - Author of Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone
    45:05
  40. 48.
    Bishakh Som - Author of Apsara Engine, a collection of graphic short stories
    32:22
  41. 49.
    Aimee Liu - Author of WWII novel Glorious Boy
    34:28
  42. 50.
    Valencia Robin - Author of Ridiculous Light, an Award-Winning Poetry Collection
    22:04

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