Read and Resist: Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Welcome to Read and Resist, a blog series where I review books that amplify marginalized voices and address social justice issues. This includes fiction and non-fiction books (especially #OwnVoices), so if you have any suggestions, please let me know! Warning: this review contains spoilers.  Young adult fiction has always been my favorite. Not only does … Continue reading Read and Resist: Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Read and Resist: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Welcome to Read and Resist, a blog series where I review books that amplify marginalized voices and address social justice issues. This includes fiction and non-fiction books (especially #OwnVoices), so if you have any suggestions, please let me know! I did not know much about The Hate U Give when it was released, but I … Continue reading Read and Resist: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Read and Resist: Tranny by Laura Jane Grace

Welcome to Read and Resist, a blog series where I review books that amplify marginalized voices and address social justice issues. This includes fiction and non-fiction books (especially #OwnVoices), so if you have any suggestions, please let me know!   If you find the title "Tranny" a little shocking, you aren't alone. Like any good LGBTQIA+ … Continue reading Read and Resist: Tranny by Laura Jane Grace

Thoughts and Prayers

I was a freshman in high school when I first considered the possibility of a school shooting. Someone had made an off-handed remark about shooting his classmates. Regardless of his intention--a failed attempt at dark humor, or maybe deeply-rooted cynicism-- it was received as it should have been: seriously, and as a threat to our … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers

Reclaiming Valentine’s Day

For someone who proudly claims to love love, I am incredibly cynical about Valentine's Day. Once upon a time, it was a holiday of innocent, childish glee. Every year, I trekked the aisles of Target, searching for the perfect Valentine's Day cards. Spongebob or Disney princesses? Puppies or zoo animals? Chocolates or lollipops? Then, I labored … Continue reading Reclaiming Valentine’s Day

Read and Resist: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Welcome to Read and Resist, a blog series where I review books that amplify marginalized voices and address social justice issues. This includes fiction and non-fiction books (especially #OwnVoices), so if you have any suggestions, please let me know!  Between how outraged I always am with the patriarchy and how our nation is in the … Continue reading Read and Resist: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

for such a time as this

Image from Huffington Post As an American citizen, the bulk of my education revolved around our country's history. We started at the beginning--or at least, what we were told was the beginning: Christopher Columbus discovers America. The Pilgrims come for religious freedom.  Did you know they became friends with the Native Americans on Thanksgiving?! Soon … Continue reading for such a time as this