I’m Kate, and this is Intersectional Reader.

Intersectional Reader started as a Bookstagram account and has now expanded to a blog so I can have even more space to gush about books and writing. My reading consists mostly of contemporary fiction, memoirs, and essay collections by women, people of color, and LGBTQ people. I love books that explore feminism, race, gender, sexuality, and social justice.

What does “Intersectional Reader” mean? I chose the name because I wanted something that reflects my intention of reading books by a variety of people with identities and experiences that aren’t always valued or seen. Intersectional feminism, a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, is about recognizing how different identities and categories, such as race, class, and gender, overlap and interconnect and exacerbate inequality. I read for enjoyment and escape, as well as to learn, grow, and evolve.

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Favorite writers: Roxane Gay, Cheryl Strayed, Carmen Maria Machado, Shirley Jackson, Ottessa Moshfegh

Favorite books: Know My Name by Chanel Miller, We Were Witches by Ariel Gore, A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

Favorite bookstores: Print: A Bookstore (Portland, ME), Trident Books (Boston), Books Are Magic (Brooklyn), Hello Hello Books (Rockland, ME), Shakespeare and Company (Paris), Longfellow Books (Portland, ME)