I recently came across some great links to contemporary essays by women. I haven't had a chance to read them all, but the ones I have read are so brave and well written and wonderful. I have always tremendously admired Virginia Woolf, and all these women inspire me in that same way. Makes me feel so good about the state of contemporary writing.
I thought I would pass along the links. Happy reading!
Flavorwire's "17 Essays by Female Writers That Everyone Should Read"
Huffington Post's "Best Articles 2012: The 25 Pieces That Should Be Required Reading For Women"