Steph Auteri

Steph Auteri writes about sexuality and more for the Atlantic, Pacific Standard, the Washington Post, VICE, and other publications. She is the author of A DIRTY WORD and the founder of Guerrilla Sex Ed. You can learn more at stephauteri.com. Follow her on Instagram: @stephauteri and Twitter: @stephauteri.

How to Exercise While Reading

Desperate for more reading time but don't know when to fit it in? Allow me to float the possibility of... exercising while reading.

Where Are All the Menopause Books That Don’t Demonize Aging?

As I began the journey into my 40s, it was tough to find good books about menopause. Then 2021 hit, and things started to look up.

8 Books That Preach the Gospel of Health at Every Size

After a lifetime of untangling my compicated feelings around body size and health, the gospel of Health at Every Size has saved me, including books like The Body Is Not An Apology.

My Favorite Fictional Rage-Filled Women

These women have harnessed their rage and turned toward violence. Don't worry, though. It's fiction. It's okay to root for them.

12 Terrifying YA Graphic Novels

Thrills and chills abound in these great YA horror comics, including Misfit City.

The Appeal of Unlikable Female Characters

Some readers want all female characters to be likeable. But there's something to be said for the gleefully complex female protagonist.

The Books Keeping Me Grounded as I Contemplate Becoming a Care Partner to My Parents

Books helping one reader find comfort in becoming a care partner to aging parents, including Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast.

7 Horror Comics to Give You Chills in This Hot Summer Heat

When you need something chilling to fend off the summer heat, pick up a horror comic like Abbott 1973 by Saladin Ahmed, Sami Kivelä, Mattia Iacono, and Jim Campbell.

The Best Puberty Books for Your Growing Kiddo

Here are some of the best puberty books out there, including The Every Body Book by Rachel E. Simon and Noah Grigni.

An Indoorsy Person Falls for Nature (On the Page)

You might not find this indoorsy person appreciating the bee in her car or potting plants, but you will find her enjoying nature in books.