Hip Mama founder Ariel Gore reads from her new novel, We Were Witches (Amethyst Editions/Feminist Press), a fictionalized account based on her own coming of age. A teen mother, aspiring writer, and feminist witch trying to get a college education during the first Bush administration, she combats queer scapegoating, domestic violence, and high-interest student loans.
"Ariel Gore's We Were Witches is one woman's body refusing to become property, refusing to be overwritten by law or traditions, one woman's body cutting open a hole in culture so that actual bodies might emerge. A triumphant body story. A singularly spectacular siren song." --Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Small Backs of Children