Can a White Author Tell My Story?

As first posted on feministbookclub.com To write is an expression of freedom. When you write, especially when you write fiction, you can do anything and be anyone. But, I have a question: Should writers only write about their own direct experiences? Retelling your culture back to you Lately, I have been grappling with my feelingsContinue reading “Can a White Author Tell My Story?”

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?”

Anticipated Books for August 2022

It’s that time of the month again! The first Tuesday of the month! Fresh books for a fresh month. New books will distract me from the fact that summer is nearly over 🥲 Mademoiselle Revolution by Zoe Sivak Release date: August 2nd Love me some historical fiction novels with Black women at the center! JournalContinue reading “Anticipated Books for August 2022”

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””

When the Reckoning Comes: A Book Review

As first posted on feministbookclub.com When the Reckoning Comes  by Latanya McQueen is not just another book about enslaved people. With the spirit of Get Out and the air of the cringey, contemporary, not-so-subtle racism, this book uses the power of memories and generational trauma to tell us a truly scary story. When the Reckoning Comes is about Mira, aContinue reading “When the Reckoning Comes: A Book Review”

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”

Giving the Devil His Due: A Book Review

Giving the Devil His Due was a lot. This charity anthology is a collection of short stories compiled by the global, virtual organization that works to end violence against women called The Pixel Project. They are doing some cutting edge things and reimagining what nonprofits can look like and their efforts to mobilize communities. TheyContinue reading “Giving the Devil His Due: A Book Review”

Activism 101: 5 Ways to Show Up and Support Survivors

Sometimes I love when people ask me what I do for my job and sometimes I hate it. I usually skirt around the topic and say I’m a “health educator” at a university. Sometimes I delight in the awkwardness and say I work with sexual assault survivors. I enjoy watching people stumble out a politeContinue reading “Activism 101: 5 Ways to Show Up and Support Survivors”