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selected anthologies

s.e. smith’s worth on gender, disability, and culture has appeared in a number of anthologies.


selected anthologies

s.e. smith's work on gender, disability, and culture has appeared in numerous anthologies.


(Don't) Call Me Crazy (Fall 2018)

Kelly Jensen, editor

A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2018, 2019 Schneider Family Honor Book, 2019 Little Free Library Action Book Club Selection

What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when such a label gets attached to your everyday experiences?

In order to understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because there’s no single definition of crazy, there’s no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different things—wild? extreme? disturbed? passionate?—to different people.

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy is a conversation starter and guide to better understanding how our mental health affects us every day. Thirty-three writers, athletes, and artists offer essays, lists, comics, and illustrations that explore their personal experiences with mental illness, how we do and do not talk about mental health, help for better understanding how every person’s brain is wired differently, and what, exactly, might make someone crazy.

If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health, or know someone who has, come on in, turn the pages, and let’s get talking.

ISBN: 978-1616207816 | $16.95 | Algonquin Young Readers

Order from your local independent bookstore and get signed copies from Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino!

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The Feminist Utopia Project (Fall 2015)

Alexandra Brodsky & Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, editors

These contributions will root themselves in history and experience to invent and demand a better future. We hope that this anthology, in offering a diverse collection of utopias, will inspire American feminists (as well as potential feminists) to imagine their own visions and reach for unprecedented possibilities.

People, not ideas, will build our utopias. But the first step toward a feminist world is to imagine it collectively.

Trade paperback and e-book editions available.

ISBN: 978-1-55861-900-5 | $16.95  | The Feminist Press

Order from The Feminist Press or your local independent bookstore.

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Get Out of My Crotch! (Winter 2013)

Kim Wyatt and Sari Botton, editors

We are witnessing the patriarchy’s last gasp, and it’s not going down without a fight. Using legislation, language, and women’s own silence, it seeks to return us to a time when choice and self-determination were not options. In this collection, twenty-one fearless writers examine reproductive rights, access to health care, violence against women, and the rise of rape apologists in the twenty-first century United States. Illuminating intersections of gender, class, and race, these stories speak to the challenges women routinely face, attempts to undermine their rights, and the deliberate, systemic erosion of their agency and their existence as equals. It’s time to revisit what’s at stake, what could still be lost, and why we must continually fight for equality and freedom for all.

Trade paperback and e-book editions available.

ISBN: 978-1-936511-09-9 | $18.00 | Cherry Bomb Books

Order from Small Press Distribution or your local independent bookstore.

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