Join us for another episode of Feminist Book Club: The Podcast, where we journey through the intricate evolution of romance literature and explore the transformative power of reading as a form of healing. From tracing the arc of romantic narratives to navigating the delicate terrain of reading through trauma, this episode promises engaging conversations and insights that celebrate the depth of human experience.
The Romance Genre through the Ages
Jordy and Thien-Kim sit down for a discussion that traces the evolution of the romance genre from the ’80s to the modern era. Dive into the fascinating journey that romance novels have undertaken, exploring themes of unrealistic expectations, shifting relationship dynamics, and vital representation. This conversation offers a comprehensive exploration of how the genre has shaped our perceptions of love and partnership.
Books Mentioned by Jordy and Thien-Kim:
Reading Through Trauma
CW: In this podcast segment, there will be mentions of sexual assault and abuse. Please take care of yourself as you best see fit and check the links below for services that may help you.
In this poignant segment, Caroline, Jordy, Mariquita, and Nox come together to explore the power of reading as a pathway to healing. Discover their candid reflections on navigating literature as avid readers who have experienced trauma. Delve into the art of self-care while engaging with emotionally charged topics and the liberating choice of setting aside books that don’t align with your well-being.
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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose