Book Review: Read Dangerously

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Books and stories are so important to me. I believe they really do have the power to change the world because they have the power to change us as readers. So when I came across the book Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times by Azar Nafisi, I wasContinue reading “Book Review: Read Dangerously”

A Homeowner’s Guide to Living Green

Written by Kimberly Hayes As people become aware of environmental issues like climate change, many are seeking to embrace a more eco-friendly lifestyle. If you’re interested in following suit but don’t know where you can begin, you can actually start at home. Incorporating sustainability into your house can help you reduce your carbon footprint, minimizeContinue reading “A Homeowner’s Guide to Living Green”

Queen Elizabeth Jokes: Are They Funny?

As first posted on feministbookclub.com I’ll never forget where I was when I found out the Queen of England had died, just because it felt so absurd to me. “Oh my God,” I heard coming from down the hall as I was meeting with my student. “…DIED!”  At first, I thought they were talking aboutContinue reading “Queen Elizabeth Jokes: Are They Funny?”

Book Review – Home.Girl.Hood.

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Home.Girl.Hood. by Ebony Stewart is probably the most exceptional feminist collection of poetry that I have ever read.  This is a collection for every Black girl who has problems with feeling like enough. Enough Black. Enough smart. Enough strength. Enough woman.  This collection is for every Black girl who wants to beContinue reading “Book Review – Home.Girl.Hood.”

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

As first posted on theinclusionsolution.me 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””

Anticipated Reads for May 2022

“It’s gonna be MAY!” Happy May! May is Mental Health Awareness month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Month! Keep an eye out for a list of books I recommend 😜 In the meantime, here are so many good books coming out this month 🌼 SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOKS I’ve Got Your Back: The Indispensable GuideContinue reading “Anticipated Reads for May 2022”

Activism 101: Calling in Black

As first posted on The Inclusion Solution One day I was driving to work listening to Kiese Laymon’s audiobook version of his memoir Heavy. This was around my third day of listening, and while it was heavy (as the title suggests), I had not yet cried. Then all of a sudden, he shares a story about getting kicked outContinue reading “Activism 101: Calling in Black”

Self-Care Books for Activists

As activists, we work really hard. There is so much wrong with the world, and it is easy for us to get overwhelmed trying to do everything. Rest is revolutionary in a white supremacist, capitalist society. Pouring into ourselves for our survival is vital. Here are some of books we can read to help takeContinue reading “Self-Care Books for Activists”

Expanding Our New Year’s Resolutions

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Welcome to the New year, where we will pick apart all the things we don’t like about ourselves and find New Year’s resolutions to change them!  Alexa, add “chill out” to my to-do list One of my tragic flaws is my need for productivity. Even my leisure time becomes goalContinue reading “Expanding Our New Year’s Resolutions”

Activism 101: When you feel like you have nothing else to give

We are living in times where we are expected to go back to normal after everything was changed by a global pandemic. Capitalism tells us that we must keep going back to producing in order for us to survive. That’s a big expectation. I’m not sure about y’all, but after giving to all the areasContinue reading “Activism 101: When you feel like you have nothing else to give”