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Girls Who Bite Back contains cultural essays, fiction, comics and art by 34 contributors from across Canada and the U.S.

The Mutant Generation: Creating Better, Stronger Superheroines (an introduction) by Emily Pohl-Weary
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Holy Butt-Kicking Babe, Batman!: The Comic Book Origins of TV’s Superheroines (cultural essay) by Nikki Stafford

…And the Myth that Things Have Progressed (collages) by Sonja Ahlers

Cuz the Black Chick Always Gets It First: Dynamics of Race in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (cultural essay) by Candra K Gill

Stinky Girl (short story) by Hiromi Goto

The Parkdale Three (comic strip) by Matthew Blackett and Meagan Crump

How to Be Your Own Superhero: A Chronicle of Fascination and Experimentation (do-it-yourself guide) by Carly Stasko

Her Eyes and Hair Repeat (poem and art) by Paola Poletto

Diary of a Broom Girl (short story) by Mariko Tamaki

Everyday Superhero (short story) by Rose Bianchini

Miniature Coloured Marshmallows (art) by Lisa Smolkin
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Ready to Be Strong? Buffy, Angelina, and Me (personal essay) by Nancy Gobatto

A Manifesto for the Bitten: The Cyborg, The Vampire, The Alien and Me (an essay in parts) by Sophie Levy

High Fashion and the Necromantic Arts (short story) by Daniel Heath Justice

Slumpyheroes (drawings) by Sherwin Tjia

Faces of Gemini (short story) by Alyx Dellamonica

Case Studies of Females with Enhanced Characteristics: Molecular Basis and Treatment Strategies (scientific report) by Susan Bustos

Madame Mouth’s Little Get Together (video game fiction) by Carma Livingstone

Danger Room Girls (fictional online chat) by Sherwin Tjia

Suffragettes, Vigilantes and Superheroes: One Girl’s Guide to Chicks in Comics (cultural essay) by Elizabeth Walker

Levitation Girl in Good Afternoon America! (comic strip) by Willow Dawson

Diamond Dame (short story) by Emily Pohl-Weary

Act of Grace (short story) by Judy MacDonald

Divine Secrets of the Yaga Sisterhood: From Supervirgin to Supermom to Supergoddess (cultural essay) by Sandra Kasturi

Medusa: Super Mom (art) by Sheila Butler

Smile on the Face (short story) by Nalo Hopkinson

The Left Hand of God (paintings) by Shary Boyle

Myth Girls (short story) by Kij Johnson

Redhead Orphan Superheroes: Why Girls with Shady Origins and Impure Breeding Are the Ones Who Kick Ass (personal essay) by Catherine Stinson

Raw (short story) by Zoe Whittall

Cinematic Superbabes Are Breakin’ My Heart (cultural essay) by Lisa Rundle

Karate Girls (paintings) by Eliza Griffiths
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Bond, Jane Bond (cultural essay) by Halli Villegas

When I Was a Girl, I Was a Boy: My Quest for a Female Action Hero (personal essay) by Esther Vincent

The Combing (short story) by Larissa Lai

Spring Roll Adventure (comic strip) by Marc Ngui and Magda Wojtyra

 

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