Do We Let Queer Characters Be Messy? // Pride Month Discussion

Do We Let Queer Characters Be Messy?

Hello everyone! What better way to celebrate Pride Month than by wading into a discussion people seem to love having! I'm going to be chatting about messy characters, and specifically queer messy characters. You'll hear what I think a messy character is, why they're important, and how a dislike of messy characters has been weaponised … Continue reading Do We Let Queer Characters Be Messy? // Pride Month Discussion

Ableism in the Bookish Community // Discussion

Ableism in the Bookish Community

I've had this essay planned for the last month, but considering all the discussion about ableism in the bookish community recently it seems especially relevant. Disabled people are often left out of discussions of liberation, especially when considering how disability intersects with other marginalised identities. Ableism is so common people don't even notice it a … Continue reading Ableism in the Bookish Community // Discussion

Let’s Talk About Women Who Write About Gay Men // Discussion

Let's Talk About Women Who Write About Gay Men.

Hello everyone, today I'm back with another discussion post! This topic is a pretty common one to discuss, so I figured it's time to add my voice to the masses! Let's talk about women who write about gay relationships! This topic's a pretty complex one, and there's a lot of different factors to consider. I'm … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Women Who Write About Gay Men // Discussion

What’s so bad with labelling Adult books YA? // Discussion

Have you ever gone to look at a book on Goodreads and noticed it's tagged Young Adult when you were sure it's Adult? Sometimes you can't tell what age category it is? Have you ever read a review where someone complains that a story is 'supposed' to be Adult, but it 'reads so much like … Continue reading What’s so bad with labelling Adult books YA? // Discussion