Best Nonfiction of 2022

Here is part two of my own favorites of 2022 list: the nonfiction picks! See my previous post for the break down of how diversely I read and what metrics I use. *drum roll* Best Nonfiction Books of 2022 I read some really good books this year! Here are 10 of my favorite nonfiction reads,Continue reading “Best Nonfiction of 2022”

Social Me-dia

by Claire Bale Your guide to making social media work for you – by sharing my personal perspective on how I use it in my work as an anti-racist activist.  I had a healthy debate about social media the other day. My conversation partner – someone who has a distaste for grinning selfies and showContinue reading “Social Me-dia”

Who Are We Pushing Out?

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Earlier this summer, I decided to check out an adult book fair in my town. I was ecstatic for a chance to walk down memory lane and go to a good old-fashioned book fair. We can go on a whole tangent as to why Scholastic book fairs were a spectacle for incomeContinue reading “Who Are We Pushing Out?”

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”