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Book Review: Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer by Jamie Figueroa

Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer is the debut novel of Jamie Figueroa. Her bio on her website states that she is “Boricua (Afro-Taíno) by way of Ohio and long-time resident of northern New Mexico.” Boricua is a person from Puerto Rico by birth or descent and the Taíno “were an Arawak people who were the indigenous …

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Emergency Management is a Feminist Issue

Natalia interviews Dr. Samantha Montano, disasterologist and professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy about her newest book DISASTEROLOGY: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis. They discuss why emergency management, something traditionally seen as “wonky” is actually hella feminist, how to battle fatigue when hearing the news, why flood plain maps are important and …

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Blog, Bookish Life, Social Justice

Literary Magazines Still Grapple with a Lack of Diversity

As a freelancer, every day is a new adventure. Depending upon which deadlines I’m juggling, I engage in a mix of research, Zoom interviews, brainstorming, pitching, writing, and yes, let’s be real, scrolling through my Instagram feed. But now that I’m an editor at a literary magazine (a magazine devoted to creative, hoity-toity, literary writing …

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Book Reviews, Podcast Shownotes

Healing, Pleasure Activism, and Tearjerkers

Emma talks a little about adrienne maree brown’s Pleasure Activism and how adrienne maree brown writes about healing, pleasure activism, and transformative justice. Then Renee shares five books that made her (otherwise stone cold) heart break. Follow and support our hosts: Emma: Instagram Renee: Instagram Mentioned in today’s episode: Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling …

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