Activism 101:“All *fill in the blank* Matter”

As first posted on The road to hell is paved with good intentions.   Many of us want to do good in the world. We want to elevate the voices of those who have been systematically silenced. We feel empathy with other people experiencing pain, and we don’t want others to experience the pain we haveContinue reading “Activism 101:“All *fill in the blank* Matter””

Book Review: You Are Your Best Thing

As first posted on You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown was absolutely astounding. From the moment I saw this duo editing a book together, I knew it was going to be a banger. The combination of Burke’s experience organizing around the #MeTooContinue reading “Book Review: You Are Your Best Thing”

Books for Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth! For those of you who don’t know about Juneteenth, you can read more here, but essentially Juneteenth is when the last of the enslaved people in the U.S. found out that slavery had been abolished. To me, freedom means the end of systemic racism and oppression against all people, but until then, weContinue reading “Books for Juneteenth”

Books for Pride 2022 🌈

It’s Pride y’all! And please don’t think this a BS corporate attempt at solidarity for the month of June to appear “woke”. We’re rainbow here 365 (and 366 during leap years)! Anyway, here are some of my favorite books written about LGBTQ+ people. You can find my full rainbow list in our Bookshop store reading “Books for Pride 2022 🌈”

Anticipated Reads for June 2022

Let’s pretend that I posted this at the beginning of the month 😅 🎵Summer Summer Summertime🎵 June has some fire books coming out just in time for vacation (even though we both know you will overpack the amount of books you actually can get through during your stay). Here are some enticing books I amContinue reading “Anticipated Reads for June 2022”

Guest Post: How to Make a Community Impact With Your New Small Business

Written by Kimberly Hayes Image via Pexels There are perks to running a large corporation. But one advantage local small businesses have over the corporate giants is the ability to reflect a community’s character and connect with residents on a business and personal level.  Running a small business also means you’re making a positive impactContinue reading “Guest Post: How to Make a Community Impact With Your New Small Business”

Voices from the Community: Contribute to Liberation is Lit!

I have loved maintaining this blog on books and social justice, but my voice and opinions don’t represent every single community I am a part of. Here at Liberation is Lit, I am all about uplifting the voices and stories of the marginalized. I center the experiences of the oppressed to drive social change. ThatContinue reading “Voices from the Community: Contribute to Liberation is Lit!”

Must Love Books: Book Review

Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is perfect for the quarter life crisis. Nora thinks publishing is her dream job is working in publishing, but she feels stagnant and unfulfilled. When she meets Andrew Santos, She starts questioning her happiness level and if publishing is really whereContinue reading “Must Love Books: Book Review”

Book Review: Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

As first posted on I’m not sure what I expected with Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. Maybe something that was going to be a general reflection on what it means to be Asian in America. Something cool to read for AAPI Heritage Month. What I got was so much more than that. Cathy Park HongContinue reading “Book Review: Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning”

Books for AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Month! Here are some of books from authors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and origin. You can check out my full list of AAPI books on my Bookshop page! Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong I first fell in love with Ocean Vuong through the bookContinue reading “Books for AAPI Heritage Month”