With all of the talk of gender and feminism over the last year and some change here at Stacked and in other venues, it seemed only fitting we’d have a post about feminism in contemporary YA fiction. Because Trish’s latest book Where the Stars Still Shine hit on many things I’ve been thinking about when it comes to female sexuality, autonomy, and more, I had to ask if she’d write about this topic. So she’s here today to talk about what it is to be a feminist writer and what it is to tackle feminist topics within a realistic novel — and maybe even beyond.
We’ll have one more guest post tomorrow as our final piece in the contemporary YA week-and-a-half series, and it is in great conversation not just with Trish’s piece, but with many of the other posts that came through the series — and beyond.
Trish Doller is the author of Something Like Normal, Where the Stars Still Shine, and the book formerly known as Arcadia Falls. When she’s not writing, she’s goofing off on tumblr. But don’t tell her publisher, okay?