Diva Tour leader Ingrid Emerick’s latest collection of essays recounts the thrills of traveling alone. The twenty-three essays — including one by Adventure Divas founder Holly Morris — pay tribute to the empowerment of independent adventure and discovery.
“We were working at Ms. magazine in 1996 when a xeroxed pamphlet arrived at the office bearing the name Bitch. We opened the zine and found what we’d been fearing didn’t exist: feminist writing that was funny, engaged with pop culture, and yet intellectually rigorous. Eureka! BITCHfest is the greatest hits, and reading them is like hanging out with the smartest people you know.”—Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, co-authors of Manifesta
Our columnist Inga la Gringa recommends this journalistic account of the life and death of an Iranian woman, Soraya, who was killed by stoning as persecution for her alleged marital infidelity. The Islamic regime of the Ayatollah Khomeini is depicted as a breeding ground for fundamentalist vigilantism reminiscent of the witch hysteria of early Salem, Massachusetts.
Our advice columnist Inga la Gringa recommends this autobiography for travelers “perplexed about persia.” A fascinating personal account of the Islamist Revolution in Iran, Farman Farmaian’s studies at UCLA, return to Iran to found the Tehran School of Social Work, and eventual exile.
A Malayalam writer from the Kerala region and one of India’s early feminists depicts Indian women’s challenges and triumphs in a series of short stories.
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