New TEDx talk: what I learned reading a book from every country — A year of reading the world

Earlier this month, I was honoured to be one of the speakers at TEDx Hanoi. Taking place at the city’s United Nations International School, the day-long event presented a fascinating collection of talks around the theme ‘Toward a Global Community’. While Professor Kourosh Kayvani, founder of Aurecon’s Design Academy and mastermind behind the technicalities of […] via New TEDx talk: what I learned reading a book … Continue reading New TEDx talk: what I learned reading a book from every country — A year of reading the world

5 Cute Books with LGBT Romances

I’m not one for straight up romance stories, but I do love a little romance in any story. In my reading, I’ve come across a few adorable romances between LGBT characters and one not so adorable romance. Here they are: First Kisses and Other Misfortunes by Kimberly Karalius The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho Tell Me … Continue reading 5 Cute Books with LGBT Romances

Zechariah 1-6: Visions

Zechariah writes from a similar time frame as Haggai and Ezra and Nehemiah. He begins during the exile and works from there. So this one will break up into posts, one for visions and another for the rest of Zechariah’s story. Chapter one To begin with, Zechariah receives “the Word” and to tell the people to not be like their fathers who God exiled in … Continue reading Zechariah 1-6: Visions

Wires and Nerve Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer

Review:  I read and reviewed the first book of this series last year, which is available here. I’ve also gone on, at length, about how much I adore Marissa Meyer and the world she created for this series and the Lunar Chronicles. Gone Rogue continues the story with Iko as the protagonist. As mentioned in the first volume, Iko is hunting down the wolf packs that … Continue reading Wires and Nerve Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer

Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That’s When My Nightmare Began Written by Alex Cooper and Joanna Brooks

Review: I usually look for books that defy stereotypes but I thought it might be interesting to begin this attempt at celebrating Pride Month with a memoir that exemplifies what I grew up hearing as the quintessential coming out story. I don’t know what has been the actual story that was or is most common when coming out, but it seemed that every show that … Continue reading Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That’s When My Nightmare Began Written by Alex Cooper and Joanna Brooks

5 books that helped me learn about LGBT issues

I am far from an expert on LGBT issues, but I’ve been trying for a few years to educate myself. As a feminist, I strive to be intersectional, though I know that I fail and fall into my privileges sometimes. Though I know how important marriage equality is, there are still many more problems that LGBT people face. I don’t think any one is more … Continue reading 5 books that helped me learn about LGBT issues

5 LGBT Memoirs for Pride Month

I haven’t read quite as many memoirs by LGBT people as I would like, but here are five that I’ve read and enjoyed and would recommend, depending on what you’re looking for. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock My Husband’s a Woman … Continue reading 5 LGBT Memoirs for Pride Month