E. Ce Miller is a writer, activist, feminist, and yoga instructor. She writes about books for Bustle, helps women raise their voices with the Afghan Women's Writing Project, and mentors with PEN America. Her mother thinks her hair's a mess.

E.’s Latest Articles

8 Ways To Get More Reading Done In 2017

I don’t know about you, but for me, there are never, ever enough hours in the day for all the reading I want to do. (The fact that I could pretty much spend all day reading and still want to read more probably doesn’t help… but I digress.) The truth is, fellow bibliophiles, the desire-to-read versus the time-allotted-for-reading struggle is real — but if you’ve ever found yourself wondering how you can get more reading done, you’ve come to the right article. It just so happens ask myself that ve…

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11 Books About The History Of The Women's Movement

Last week, Women’s March announced the fifth action of their Ten Actions in 100 Days campaign — a direct response to the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, which began with the march in Washington D.C. (and marches all over the world) on January 21, and has seen one action every 10 days since. Called Reflect and Resist, this fifth action aims to explore the complex history of the feminist movement — its successes as well as some of its challenges, specifically those regarding inclusivi…

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A Book-Lover's Guide To Paris

Oh mon Dieu, Paris. The book lover in me loves Paris — deeply. And you will too (if you don’t already) after checking out this book-lover’s guide to Paris; filled with everything from the best bookstores you’ll want to spend hours browsing in and tips on the most bookish places to have an espresso, to finding the home where Gertrude Stein hosted her legendary literary salons and the street corner where Ernest Hemingway paused to blow his nose. (OK, so maybe not that specific, but you get where I…

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7 Ways To Make Your Reading More Inclusive

As I well know, like a lot of you other bookworms out there, it’s easy to get stuck in a reading habit: often gravitating towards the same authors, the same genres, the same publishers and subjects; filling your bookshelves with all the stuff you already know you love. But at a time when myriad sorts of exclusion and exclusivity are being perpetuated from places on high (aka: the current White House administration) it’s essential that, here on the ground level, we encourage inclusivity whenever …

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The New Travel Memoirs You Need To Read In 2017

I hear spring break is just around the corner — is this true? Are tens of thousands of teens and young adults younger than I getting ready to jet off to fabulous locations across the globe without me? Sigh. The good news, for those of us experiencing some serious spring break FOMO, is that there are plenty of new travel memoirs you can check out — because I don’t know about you, but for me, the next best thing to traveling myself is diving headfirst into someone else’s adventure. And that way, y…

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10 True Crime Books That Will Keep You Up At Night

There’s something uncomfortably borderline-voyeuristic about reading true crime books. Such books are not, after all, thrillers or mysteries wherein the suffering is fictional and the thief/kidnapper/abuser/killer gets smacked in the face by karma at the oh-so-satisfying conclusion. In true crime, the victims are real, and very rarely do their stories end tied up in a nice, neat bow. As a reader, I know all this, and yet, I’ll still be the first person to admit to reading true crime — and as any…

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Jessica Valenti On Feminism In The Age Of Trump

“It was strange to have just written a book about sexual objectification and the impact of sexism on women’s lives, and then have a Donald Trump presidency happen. It was surreal, almost,” writer Jessica Valenti tells Bustle in a recent interview. “But it made me glad, at least, that right now there is this space for women to talk about their experiences in a way that, say, 10 years ago, there just wasn’t. There just wasn’t the cultural space.” For those who might not know, Jessica Valenti is a …

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The Most Beautiful Sentences In Jane Austen Novels

If you’re a fan of Jane Austen (and honestly, isn’t most every book lover?) then you already know the 19th century novelist wrote more than beautiful love stories (albeit filled with irony, humor, social criticism, and non-traditional female protagonists.) She also wrote beautiful sentences — some of the most beautiful sentences in English literature, depending on who you ask. It’s just one reason why, in the 204 years since Pride and Prejudice was first published (and the 206 since Jane Austen’…

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'The Family Gene' & One Woman's Mysterious Illness

As even the most seasoned memoirist will tell you, committing one’s family story to print is never easy. When that story involves a potentially-fatal genetic mutation — one that literally has you and other members of your family on a very real deadline — readers can only imagine the urgency of that telling increases exponentially. But this is exactly the kind of story that writer Joselin Linder set out to tell in her memoir, The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful…

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Protest Poetry Collection Donates Proceeds To PP

At a time when writers and poets are questioning the role of art in politics — while yet finding greater urgency behind the art they create — one new anthology seeks to reinforce poetry's role in the resistance. That anthology is Resist Much Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance, published March 3 by Spuyten Duyvil; and, at a whopping 740 pages, this collection will keep you in protest poetry for awhile. If the first 50-some days of Trump's presidency are any indication, you're going to…

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