January Reads: TOO FAT, TOO SLUTTY, TOO LOUD: THE RISE AND REIGN OF THE UNRULY WOMAN by Anne Helen Petersen

SUMMARY: You know the type: the woman who won’t shut up, who’s too brazen, too opinionated–too much. It’s not that she’s an outcast (she might even be your friend or your wife, or your mother) so much as she’s a social variable. Sometimes, she’s the life of the party; others, she’s the center of gossip. […]

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May Reads: THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas (Review)

I’ve always supported the Black Lives Matter movement, but I’ve also always been an outsider as both a non-black person (my ethnicity is a mix of a few things, but there’s a fair amount of white in there) and someone who grew up in a ‘good’ neighbourhood. I can’t truly understand it because I’ve ever lived it and probably never will. I still don’t, but this book certainly helped a lot. It’s easy to support the movement and want justice for the black men and women killed, but understanding police brutality in the larger picture of systematic racism and its effects on society is different and much more complex. It’s easy to see supposed drug dealers and gang members as purely bad when you don’t understand the circumstances that go behind it, when you don’t know about the Khalils and DeVantes.

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