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Cinnamon Rolls with Christine, The Game of Desire with Phalin, and May’s Box with Renee

Christine explains what a cinnamon roll character is and shares a few of her favorites. Phalin reviews one of her new favorite books by a Youtuber she’s watched for some time, The Game of Desire by Shan Boodram. And Renee breaks down everything that’s in May’s Feminist Book Club box. Follow and Support our Hosts: …

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The Women We Failed with Phalin & Firekeeper’s Daughter with Renee

Recently, Amanda Bynes’ and Britney Spears’ conservatorships have been a hot topic. What is a conservatorship? What is conservatorship abuse? Who do conservatorships affect the most? Today, Phalin will try to answer those questions with her Google law school accolades. Then Renee shares a review of one of her favorite books of 2021 so far, Firekeeper’s …

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Truth Serums and a Feminist Alternative to The Walking Dead

We have a nerdy double header for you today! First, Niba brings on science writer Bri Barbu to discuss the actual science behind truth serums, where we’ve seen them in popular media, how they’re used, and whether they could or should work in the real world. Then Mariquita is back with one of her hallmark …

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Book Review: Girlhood: Teens Around the World in Their Own Voices by Masuma Ahuja

Girlhood: Teens Around the World in Their Own Voices edited by Masuma Ahuja is the compilation of the lives of thirty teenage girls from twenty-seven countries and six continents. Whenever we think of a country, we often think of its political, social, geographical, or financial contexts. Rarely do we think how a person living in …

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10 Books for Happiness, Courage, and Inspiration

What does self-love/self-care look for you? Candles, a warm relaxing bath, cooking an elaborate meal, mindfulness, or journaling? For me, it is reading, cuddling with my seven-year-old dog who is – objectively – the cutest Golden Retriever in existence, meditation, facing my faults, and changing for the better. I believe that it is important to …

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Niba discusses inclusivity in fiction and Mariquita reviews My Soul Looks Back

If a fantasy or scifi universe has wizards, aliens, fairies, spaceships, or whatever fictional element in it, can’t it also have dark skinned or nonbinary or queer characters in it? Niba guides us through arguments for and against inclusivity in fiction, as well as how writers can incorporate diversity if they themselves have not lived …

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