Why do we fail to spot problematic content?

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
– Eugene Ionesco

Growing up, we have learned things in a pre-defined, whitewashed, patriarchal, and gender conformed way which is so deep-rooted that we often fail to spot racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, toxic masculinity, body shaming and romanticization of all kinds of problematic content.

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The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

Sometimes, you recognize truth because it destroys you for a bit.

– Akwaeke Emezi

I stumbled upon this book while I was scrolling through NetGalley, I liked the cover, title and description and fortunately, the book was available to read. Then after days, I saw it on Mridula’s feed @ecstatic_yet_chaotic and her praise for the book made me pick up right away.
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In solidarity with the Trans Community

Listening taught me that the labels that confined me could liberate others. That the right answer for one person could become the wrong answer for another, and that all we could do was lend support in our shared individuality.

– C N Lester

My love for HP is immense and it will be there in my heart forever because it has helped me in ways I can’t explain. It has been my safe place and it has provided me the comfort and sanity when nothing else seemed to work. Continue reading “In solidarity with the Trans Community”

Hope and Beyond: A Journey Through Mental Health

What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.

– Glenn Close

Hope and Beyond: A Journey Through Mental Health is a collection of short stories reflecting mental health and Hope in the times of crisis, co-authored by 12 authors. Every story was different in some way, some with characters dealing with outside monsters and some with their own inner demons.

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Trans Like Me by C N Lester

Even when we are confused about someone’s gender, and don’t have a greater awareness of what it means to be trans, we have a choice to respond with kindness rather than cruelty.

Trans Like Me by C N Lester is a collection of insightful and thought-provoking arguments about issues like misogyny, transphobia, gender norms, and wrong representation. It’s a great book, to begin with if you want to understand Transgenders and be a better ally, if you want to understand the difference between gender, sexual identity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Continue reading “Trans Like Me by C N Lester”

Books For Beginners

Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.

– Lena Dunham

Hi guys, if you have always wanted to get into a reading habit or if you are looking for books that might help you with reading, read this article till the end. Here are some easy tips and amazing book recommendations with various genres for everyone.

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Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it shouldn’t be this big awkward thing whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I’m just saying.

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli is a coming-of-age, light high school romance read with our main character Simon who is gay but he hasn’t come out yet because he doesn’t want to make a big deal out of it. However, there is one unknown person, Blue, with whom he can be himself over emails.

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