Welcome to another #MentalHealthMonday! Hopefully this one will be a little more on the positive end of the spectrum. This week I’m celebrating my 5 year anniversary of adulting!🎉 Five years ago, I moved out of my parents’ house and halfway across the country to set out on my own. The last five years have… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | 5 Things on 5 Years
Responsibility is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately—and for pretty much the entire time I’ve struggled with depression. It’s something I waver back and forth on in my own journaling about my mental health, and something I’m sure a lot of us struggle with when it comes to our mental health. Several years… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | how responsible are we for our mental health?
Welcome back to another Trope Tuesday! This is a weekly meme hosted by A.J. @ Lacy Literacy where we discuss a specific trope and decide: love it, hate it, indifferent to it? The topic for this post was originally inspired by June’s #HMReadathon, hosted by Mariam’s Yummy Books, in which we tried to read as… Continue reading Trope Tuesday | Realistic Romantic Obstacles
Let me start off this post with a huge TRIGGER WARNING for suicidal thoughts. I debated writing this post at all. It is not my intent to cause anyone harm, to trigger underlying feelings, or to somehow validate the idea of taking one’s own life. If you are currently struggling with suicidal thoughts, please skip… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | (TW: Suicidal Thoughts)
Welcome back to another Trope Tuesday! This is a weekly meme hosted by A.J. @ Lacy Literacy where we discuss a specific trope and decide: yes, indifferent, or throw it off a cliff? Today I’m going to be talking about something near and dear to my heart: biphobia in YA. (TW: biphobia, slut-shaming, brief discussion… Continue reading Trope Tuesday | Biphobic Tropes That Need To Die
If you’re active in the diverse book community online, you may have noticed something referred to as “Oppression Olympics.” According to Wikipedia, Oppression Olympics “are a one-upmanship dynamic” wherein people argue about who is “more oppressed” based on identity politics and intersectionality. I’ve seen it happen when marginalized activists or writers call out a (usually… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday: on the ‘Oppression Olympics’
Hello Blogosphere! This year, I’ve been participating in the Diverse Reads 2017 challenge, hosted by Mish @ Chasing Faerytales and Shelly @ Read.Sleep.Repeat (currently under construction). Each month, there’s a new diverse challenge. The only requirement is to read one book from each challenge, but I like to use it as a guide to which… Continue reading Discussion | Reading Religious Diversity
Trope Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by A.J. @ Lacy Literacy. The goal is to discuss a trope you are indifferent to, love, hate, or think is problematic. Fair Warning: I’m gonna be on my soapbox like crazy for this (but that’s what Trope Tuesday is about, right?) I grew up on YA fiction… Continue reading Trope Tuesday: My Love-Hate Relationship with Romance in YA
I can’t speak for everyone, but my depression follows a pattern. It took me years to recognize that my depressive episodes occurred in a very specific format: appearing in the fall (roughly October to November) and disappearing in the spring (March or April). Of course, once I recognized the pattern, I started seeing it everywhere… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday: Let’s Talk About Seasonal Depression
Trope Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by A.J. @ Lacy Literacy. The goal is to discuss a trope you are indifferent to, love, hate, or think is problematic. I think I speak for a lot of YA readers when I say this: I’m tired of the over-emphasis on romance. Instead of talking about all… Continue reading Trope Tuesday: More Lady Friendships Please!