Monthly Archives: February 2011

Where are all the gay books?

I can’t watch the “It Gets Better Campaign” videos without getting really emotional. I think because when I was 13 years old, I felt suicidal. I’m not sure how related to being gay this was. I had barely started considering the … Continue reading

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What books do the rape survivors, themselves, need?

So, following Bitch Magazine’s kind of horrifying removal of Margo Lanagan’s incredible novel Tender Morsels, along with two other novels, from their list of 100 YA novels for feminist readers last week (you can read Lanagan’s response and that of … Continue reading

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An Addendum About Rape

Victoria Sammartino, author of the wonderful poem I included a few posts back, and intrepid leader of Voices Unbroken, took the time to read my post about books for rape survivors and had a really good point about what I … Continue reading

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Hi all who have stumbled here. This blog is my small bit to help the lives of children living through adversity. It’s about abuse and neglect and homelessness and any other number of really tough issues children face in our … Continue reading

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