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Get me fired up about consent

Happy Pub Day! Fired Up about Consent by Sarah Ratchford is a book for anyone passionate about sexual assault prevention, or for anyone who considers themselves a feminist. Throughout the book Ratchford writes paints a picture of what a culture of consent could look like. I would say this book is for beginners, full of… Continue reading Get me fired up about consent

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How Internalized Racism Shrank My Reading World

As first published on Feminist Book Club Growing up, my mom was such a strong reading influence in my life. She was such an avid reader, even though she mostly listened to audiobooks, and at the time, I didn’t think those were real books because I was such a book snob. As an adult, most… Continue reading How Internalized Racism Shrank My Reading World

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New Year’s Resolutions

As first published on Harness Magazine Making your dreams come true is exhausting. Our society rooted in capitalism makes us believe that our inherent worth is tied to how hard we work and how much we produce. These last few days during the holidays has been left to the void for me, no structure, no… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions

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Uncomfy Books: Reading that makes you uncomfortable

As first posted on Feminist Book Club I like reading books that make me feel uncomfortable.  I know in high school, I did my share of reading to escape reality, to immerse myself in worlds other than my own and live other people’s lives. Many people like to read to escape the world. I saw… Continue reading Uncomfy Books: Reading that makes you uncomfortable

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Book Review: Different Sides of the Same Coin

This review is a little different, as it is the first review of a book where I had an author reach out to me. I'm excited to start doing more reviews and elevating indie authors 🥰 Different Sides of the Same Coin by Chyrel Jackson and Lyris Wallace is a poetry collection written by two… Continue reading Book Review: Different Sides of the Same Coin

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Book Review: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Déjà vu As I was reading Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson, I had an overwhelming sense of déjà vu. An all-powerful and dearly beloved R&B singer who has his sights on fresh, under-aged, talent? One with a dark side and who likes power and control? Seems a lot like the whole docuseries Surviving R. Kelly to… Continue reading Book Review: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

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Birth of a Nation and Rape

It took me a while to pick up The Birth of a Nation: Nat Turner and the Making of a Movement by Nate Parker. I also still haven’t seen the movie. I understand that it is a monumentally important film and piece of art; a reclaiming of one of the most notoriously racist pieces of… Continue reading Birth of a Nation and Rape

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Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore: Stop Demonizing Sex Work

Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore was a wild ride. I don’t think I am doing Walter Mosely right. This is the second book I’ve read by him (the other one being John Woman) and it seems like they are a part of a larger universe, a complex social and family system that are interconnected among… Continue reading Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore: Stop Demonizing Sex Work