The theme of freedom goes back to the writing of Margaret Atwood, in which she portrays the lives of men and women living in prison – metaphorically and literally. Her lyrics have made a big impression on me at a time when my freedom has been reduced to my own will.
Rebecca Solnit: Call Them by Their True Names: American Crisis (And Essays) Call Them by Their True Names sheds light on the ugly truth about the reality we live in after Trump became president. Solnit calls for immediate action – before the planet burns up.
Chris Kraus: After Kathy Acker After Katchy Acker describes the chaotic life of author Kathy Acker, who is characterized by childhood trauma, illness and lots of sex. The story hits on an emotional level.
Laurie Penny: Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults describes our dystopian world where women's struggle is more important than ever. Penny's book hits my feminist vein after I recently experienced a life transformation.
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