ECQA and Tony Hoang on queer rights
Blog, Social Justice

Equality California’s 20-Year Fight for Queer Rights 

Equality California (EQCA) is the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. According to their site, they are always “striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people.” With over 180 bills passed in favor of queer rights over 20 years, EQCA has been making good on its mission in …

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Author Interview, Blog, Podcast Shownotes

Women and Westward Expansion + A Good Story Never Dies with Roseanne Montillo

Mariquita talks about her new favorite non-fiction book, Brave Hearted: The Women of the American West. The book captures the voices and stories of so many women who participated in, were carried along by, and were impacted by Manifest Destiny and the American drive westward in the mid- to late-1880s. It’s a real heartbreaker and …

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Elliot Page
Blog, Social Justice

10 Reasons to Crush on Elliot Page

In addition to that piercing gaze, there is so much to love about Page that I found it hard to narrow it down to just ten reasons to crush on him. But I did it, everyone. I. Did. It.  So, without further ado, here are ten reasons to crush on Elliot Page. 

Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

The New Hercule Poirot + Discussing Toil & Trouble: A Women’s History of the Occult

In the first segment Jordy sits down to discuss the Jane Wunderly mystery series. This cozy yet suspenseful series is perfect for anyone looking for a spooky season recommendation that won’t leave you with nightmares. If you’re an Agatha Christie fan, this is for you.  Then, Mariquita talks with Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson …

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The Last Nomad
Author Interview, Blog, Social Justice

Coming of Age in the Somali Desert with Shugri Said Salh

Shugrin Said Salh’s nomadic childhood comes alive in her debut memoir, The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert. At times touching, at times brutally raw, but always teeming with hope, The Last Nomad is an honest account of Shugri’s love for her war-torn country.   When did it first occur to you to share your story in …

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Podcast Shownotes

Brooklyn, Bookstagram, & Community

Alana sits down with Trae of @blkbookswap and Fayola of @readingforblacklives to discuss the origin and work of their Brooklyn/Bookstagram based orgs. This conversation breaks down the importance of community, representation, and what it’s like incorporating white people into communal spaces while holding space for poc.  Bookstores Mentioned:   CafeConLibros: Website // Instagram Adanne: Website // …

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