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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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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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A colorful reflection

One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter is a collection of essays written by Scaachi Koul, and by collection of essays, I mean gems crafted to shine some light in the world. Scaachi’s essays range on topics from dreadful weddings, less than relaxing vacations, the middle school anxiety we have… Continue reading A colorful reflection

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Book Review: Rich Bitch

I love how I just said I didn’t know how to write book reviews. Well, I tried again and here is my first real attempt. Go easy on me! In Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together...Finally, Nicole Lapintalks all things money and women. She breaks everything women need to… Continue reading Book Review: Rich Bitch

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What Source Are You Connecting To?

I know one of my first post for the year was about setting my intention for this year and my word was expansion. I think setting intentions is a great concept that I would really like to follow in my life, but limiting my intention to just one word, or limiting my year to just… Continue reading What Source Are You Connecting To?

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The Perfect Passive Aggressive Phrase For Every Occasion

Nikki Haley’s book, With All Due Respect: Defending America With Grit and Grace, is an adventure over enemy lines that has been quite fascinating. Lately, I have been reading books written by “people on the left” analyzing conservative extremism and Trump supporters, but I have dabbled in reading books directly from prominent conservatives, and Nikki… Continue reading The Perfect Passive Aggressive Phrase For Every Occasion

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Should We Become Trolls?

Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation by Andrew Marantz really gave me a lot of conflicting feelings. Who is right? How can we adequately starve the trolls? Does the end justify the memes (haha, a pun you will get later)? In my heart of hearts and my own insulated social… Continue reading Should We Become Trolls?

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Malcolm Says Her Name

Talking To Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell was an interesting listen. Like Malcolm said, it sounded like one of his well-produced podcast episodes. And I thought I was impressed by Let Love Have the Last Word! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fumaCsQ9wKw Malcolm Gladwell fails to surprise me. Well, when I… Continue reading Malcolm Says Her Name

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Please Have Mercy On My Grad School Writing

Geeking out on the movie Just Mercy that’s out. My fan girl relationship with Bryan Stevenson originated when he came to my hometown when I was in grad school in 2016. I copped his book immediately and loved it so much I wrote a grad school book report about it (lolz, grad school book reports).… Continue reading Please Have Mercy On My Grad School Writing