Here’s Your List: Recommended Resources for Folks Starting Out

Hello! If you’ve been directed to this page, you’ve probably spoken to me recently (or somewhat-recently) about looking for resources on gender marginalization, misogyny, sexual assault, trauma, or some combination of the bunch. You’ve also done so in a way that is respectful and makes it clear your self-education on these topics is a consistent priority. First of all, thank you for being cool about it. Taking the time not only to further your own understanding of the world around you but to ask appropriately and kindly for resources to assist your endeavors is a big deal.

Below is a by-no-means-comprehensive list of resources I hold in high regard. I recommend digging into them at a pace and in an order that makes the most sense for you. Be sure to take care of yourself as you go. Happy reading!

Last update: November 28, 2021

Books, dissertations, and significant resources:

General feminism and gender topics (this is by no means all of them, and most of these resources are introductory):

On sexism, gender marginalization, misogyny, and sexual assault in jazz:

On sexism, gender marginalization, misogyny, and sexual assault in music generally:

On sexual assault, domestic violence, and trauma generally:

On trauma-informed artistic practices and making art that directly confronts any of these topics:

Videos on any of these subjects:

Art on any of these subjects:


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