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Hoochie Reader is an annual print anthology providing a platform for undergraduate expression of feminist thought and feeling.

Are you interested in becoming a contributor? Email hoochie@bu.edu with your questions, or to ask to be added to our publicity mailing list so you’ll be notified when our reading period is open. Contributors receive two complimentary copies, and receive a 30% discount for up to five additional copies.

Hoochie Reader Number 3, 2019

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  • Elizabeth Allen, American University – Detoxing Wellness: The Movement’s Deceptive Crusade and the Insidiousness of Choice Feminism
  • Adriana Diaz, Boston University – Average American
  • Justice Peltier, Boston University – Epistemic Genocide
  •  Hannah George, Harvard College – The Medicine or the Honey?: Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’ and Comedy’s Role in Feminist Activism
  •  Priest Gooding, Boston University – Man Destroyed
  •  Lauren McLean, University of Guelph – Trans-Forming Academic Pedagogies
  • Inès Ouedraogo, Boston University – A Close Reading of ‘Going Down’


  • Dev Blair, Boston University – Up Here
  • Tom Burke, Harvard College – Charlie and Max
  •  Marie Cantor, Boston University – To the man who likes to steal
  •  Moriah Mikhail, Boston University – Just Hair
  •  Alantai Morrison, Humber College – She
  •  Ireon Roach, Boston University – she took a walk in her neighborhood;  marching again ; and psychosex: the no homo edition
  •  William Tengtio, Boston University – Sentimus Ergo Sumus


  • Ana Luisa Bernardez Notz, OCAD University – Miss Distrito Capital 
  • Sarah Gichan, Bard College – illustrations
  •  Melissa Hurtado, Boston University – WMN EMPWRMNT
  • Zoe Mitchell, Santa Monica College – paintings

You can also find Hoochie Reader Number 3 on the electronic publishing platform, Issuu, here.

Hoochie Reader Number 2, 2018

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  • Cory Willingham, Boston University – Fulsome Panegyric: Queer Erasure in Shakespeare Scholarship
  • Allie Canton, Boston University – Electric Ladies Will You Sleep?
  • Anne Jonas, Boston University – “For There She Was:” Virginia Woolf ’s Reclamation 35 and Remembrance of the “Lost Woman” and Gendered Madness through Trans-Epochal Female Elegy
  • Sophia Lipp, Boston University – Tinder: It’s Complicated
  • Molly Cardenas, Southwestern University – Why Transitioning is Threatening
  • Alice Elbakian, Boston University – Media Representation: A New Hope in Combatting Institutional and Individual Racism
  • Dinuka Cooray, University of Notre Dame – The Ugly Side of Beauty
  • Brooke Toubeau, Quincy College – RED
  • Dev Blair, Boston University – Curls / My Gender and Sexuality 1: An Intersectional Introduction (or DS101)
  • Kylie McCuiston, Boston University – Father’s Day
  • sal daña, New School University – The powdered cheese packet said / Living folds / all quiet in the western union / divinity
  • Vivian Li, University of Toronto – Our Vision of the Feminine
  • Avery Addams, Southwestern University – Me Too / Beat
  • Namu Sampath, Boston University – Reflection
  • Bria Goeller, Emory University – Understandable
  • sal daña, New School University – Stripper Dreams / Thing Eaten / Breakfast Boobs / Clock Face Fem at Auction
  • Ana Luisa Bernárdez-Notz, OCAD University – Untitled (S) I-V
  • Tiffany Makovic, Boston University – Cheese Doodle Man with the Tiny Hands
  • Isabel Torres Anguiano, Boston University – How It Feels to Open Up to Someone / Unzipping. Freeing Rib Cages

You can also find Hoochie Reader Number 2 on the electronic publishing platform, Issuu, here.

Hoochie Reader Number 1, 2017

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  • Alice Berry, Bryn Mawr College – It Was Always Already Gender: The Cultural Construction of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Travesti and Hijra Communities
  • Eric Betancourt II, Boston University – Red Pill Masculinity: A Netnography of Extremism
  • Giselle Boustani-Fontenele, Boston University – Poem: this is my biology… choke on it.”
  • Cecilia Franck, University of Maryland – Feeling Powerless: Gender Horror in Porpentine’s “Eczema Angel Orifice”
  • Kathryn Franke, Santa Clara University – Female Body Modification: A Feminist Practice?
  • Pete Freeman, University of Notre Dame – Sexual Assault and the Catholic University: Administrative Action, Student Sentiment, and Policy Prescriptions
  • Sarah Hethershaw, Southwestern University – Enfreakment Photography: Intersections of Race, Gender, and Disability in Millie and Christine McKoy
  • Cassandra Jones, Boston University – Fiction: “Dut-Dut Dutdutdutdut”
  • Sophie Pearlman, Tufts University – Eva: Feminist Sex Toy Technology and the Pleasure Gap
  • Ruby Schwartz, University of Melbourne – The Backlash Online: A Case Study of Gendered Cyber Harassment
  • Ellie Simon, Middlebury College – Why Fat Jewish Lesbians Aren’t Funny
  • Marquisha Spencer, Claremont Graduate University – Poem: “hoochie mama”
  • Nicole Veneto, Simmons College – #Feminism: The Internet’s Facilitation of the Fourth Wave
  • Kathryn Wood, University of Virginia – Poem: “Ragdolls”
  • Cosette Zacarias, University of Maryland – Kahlo: Four Collages
  • Koko Zhang, Bryn Mawr College – Identity, or Identity Umbrella? Reconsidering “T” in Chinese Lesbian/Queer Relationships

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