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Her Own Accord: American Women on Identity, Culture, and Community

Her Own Accord: American Women on Identity, Culture, and Community, eBook

ADU-HOA-DE | ISBN 978-1-939014-39-9 | EPUB

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The selections in Her Own Accord: American Women on Identity, Culture, and Community explore the experiences, challenges, and achievements of women from a contemporary point of view. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, short stories, memoirs, and journalistic works are all included. Together, these selections and their accompanying discussion questions allow readers to explore how gender informs every aspect of a woman's life—identity, family, relationships, work, and politics.


Identity

"What Do Women Want?"
Kim Addonizio
At Odds
Julia Serano
Ending Poem
Rosario Morales and Aurora Levins Morales
Even the Queen
Connie Willis
Rowing
Anne Sexton

Family

I Go Back to May 1937
Sharon Olds
Freedom Fighter
Perri Klass
My Father's Chinese Wives
Sandra Tsing Loh
Stories Don't Have Endings
Janice Gould
The Box House and the Snow
Cristina Henríquez

Relationships

A Boy My Sister Dated in High School
Emily Mitchell
Apple Picking
Laura Negrete
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
ZZ Packer
The Burning Heart
Louise Glück
Re-forming the Crystal
Adrienne Rich

Work

Mind-Body Story
Nina Barrett
One Out of Twelve: Writers Who Are Women in Our Century (selection)
Tillie Olsen
Baby Gotta Eat, Parts I–V
Kima Jones
Lowering Your Standards for Food Stamps
Sheryl Luna
Color Blind or Color Brave?
Mellody Hobson
Reeling for the Empire
Karen Russell

Politics

"Recitatif"
Toni Morrison
When the World as We Knew It Ended
Joy Harjo
Bad Feminist: Take One
Roxane Gay
Woodchucks
Maxine Kumin
Reading Lessons
Edwidge Danticat
Ways of Conquest
Denise Levertov