Publications and Press

Rust Belt Chic

The term “rust belt chic” began as a phrase for a concept that had no name, to describe geographically unique and interesting places. Now the term is being used  by the national media and others to define a certain cool or a new aesthetic. This book defines Rust Belt Chic by documenting what the term means to those of us who live or have lived in Cleveland.  Edited by Richey Piiparinen and Anne Trubek, it is available in print and expanded electronic form.



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Love Inshallah

Romance, dating, sex and – Muslim women? In Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women (Soft Skull Press), 25 writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their search for love and reveal what it means to be a Muslim woman in America today. The writers represent a broad spectrum of ethnicities, races and religious practice and speak openly for the first time about love, relationships, gender, identity and sexuality.

Writing for Love

Mama’s Girl

Love Inshallah Spotlight

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief tells the stories of women from a variety of religious backgrounds, ages and races who chose a religious path only to eventually reject or modify it in whole or in part.

Becoming: What Makes a Woman

Becoming. What forms and shapes us as women? Which moments become unforgettable, the impetus to act, the seeds for who we are today? Read the amazing stories of women’s pivotal experiences that changed their lives forever in the anthology Becoming: What Makes a Woman. And stay tuned for the companion anthology — Being: What Makes a Man.