Author Interview, Blog, Podcast Shownotes

The Eras as Book Recommendations + Stratchey, Woolf & Bloomsbury

Where are the Swifties? Jordy and Berkley publicist, Kristin Cipolla, sit down to discuss two of their favorite things: Taylor Swift and books. If you’re looking for book recommendations based on each of Taylor’s eras, you’re in the right place.  In the second segment, Alana speaks with Nino Stratchey, of the infamous Stratchey family. They …

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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi - A Book Review
Blog, Book Reviews

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi: A Book Review

Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis is a graphic memoir that shares her life story before and after the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Born in 1969, a decade before the revolution and the Islamic regime overtook the country, Satrapi recounts her life growing up pre- and post-revolution. Satrapi’s early childhood consisted of classes in a bilingual French school, family …

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Author Interview, Blog, Podcast Shownotes

Sex Education: What We Should Have Learned in High School

Jordy sits down with Laura Bates, feminist and sexism expert, to discuss her new book, NO ACCIDENT. This YA feminist, survivor thriller explores themes of sexual harassment, rape, abusive relationships, psychological abuse, and friendships in young adults.   Books & Resources mentioned Fix the System, Not the Women by Laura Bates Men Who Hate Women by …

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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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Thanksgiving alternatives
Blog, Social Justice

3 Alternatives to ‘Celebrating’ Thanksgiving

How can a wholesome holiday such as Thanksgiving represent something so heinous? To those of us who question the way our culture continues to celebrate Thanksgiving, some might respond, “Well, we should show gratitude, and getting together with friends and family is what it’s all about. Stop making everything political.” But diminishing the violent history …

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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. 

activism and a beginner's mindset - a smiling woman works on her computer and talks on the phone
Blog, Social Justice

10 Reasons You Should Bring a Beginner’s Mindset to Activism

Is “activism” a scary word for you? Are you terrified to phonebank, nervous to start volunteering for a nonprofit, or unsure how to actually fight for social justice? If so, I have some great news for you (thanks to some, ahem, potentially embarrassing lived experiences): You do not have to know what you are doing! …

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