Let’s Unlearn Capitalism Myths

I think this needs said: The framework that society shoved into us is capitalistic and it tries to teach us that the capitalistic view of reality is the ONLY view. This socialization is full of myths that aren’t actually true. There are many worlds within our biosphere of Earth, and we need to understand that… Continue reading Let’s Unlearn Capitalism Myths

Nucleation Review

Nucleation by Kimberly Unger Overall Thoughts: For a science fiction tale, this book not only impressed me with its use of physics, specifically entanglement of particles, but blew me away with its scope of imagination. The characters leapt off the page with such personality, and the book kept twisting and turning with surprises every step… Continue reading Nucleation Review

Short essay on Collective Solidarity (And Patreon Updates)

Review of Potential History: Unlearning Imperalism: https://www.patreon.com/posts/review-potential-33080982 Review of Our History is Our Future: https://www.patreon.com/posts/33497407 Communal Care: Responsibility: https://www.patreon.com/posts/31988422 Short Essay on Collective Solidarity Today I’m going to write a bit about how we live locally with one another, and how that impacts our present, future, past, and the world at large. It’s a big… Continue reading Short essay on Collective Solidarity (And Patreon Updates)

In essence Thoughts on Life in This American Society

At Home Mournful harmonies and piano arpeggios grace my speakers on this grey-muted day, the clouds heavy with the threat of rain. I sit in the chair provided by my job for at-home work, and it’s stiff back and ergonomic shape adjusted for my unconventional sitting posture — curled up with feet on the seat… Continue reading In essence Thoughts on Life in This American Society

On How I curated my 2018 Reading List

I’ve been meaning to update my blog with my reading goals, but I took awhile to decide what to read this year. Part of this is because I had to establish where I stand in relation to my healing journey, my spiritual journey, and my social justice activism. I also needed to build up my… Continue reading On How I curated my 2018 Reading List

A Wrinkle in Time

When I was a child, I read Madeline L’Engle’s books to death. A Wrinkle in Time was one of my ultimate favorites, and I read it nearly as many times as I read A Ring of Endless Light (from her Austin series). There was this sense of magic despite the science nature of the Murray’s… Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time

2018: Dawn of a New Year

2017 has been a time of recovery for me. Most of it I spent sick or healing from trauma. Politics have made life a living hell in my current country, especially due to terrible policies that harm oppressed/marginalized groups to a large degree. This hasn’t really helped my health at all, but at least I… Continue reading 2018: Dawn of a New Year

Review of The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisen

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin My rating: 5 of 5 stars When I first started this book, the use of second-person as a narrative surprised me, but as the story wove its way through the characters’ lives, I found a fascinating use of third person and second person that gave the narrative a gorgeous… Continue reading Review of The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisen

A Primer on Writing Trans Characters

Introduction A question I’m commonly asked is: how does one write a trans character? I also get asked this question in regards to writing gay, lesbian, or bisexual characters, and/or how to write a person of color. There is a lot of overlap in these questions since a person can have a variety of skin… Continue reading A Primer on Writing Trans Characters

Book Review: The Telling

The Telling by Ursula Le Guin Published by Ace Books in 2000.   Sutty comes from a tumultuous time in Earth’s history, where religion has bombed libraries and universities. She comes the planet Aka as an observer in hopes of studying a world of rich history, where equality is paramount. Except by the time her… Continue reading Book Review: The Telling