Writing Journals and Twitter Threads – My Year of Reading, 2018

I did a lot of things differently this year. I didn’t write nearly as much about books as I wanted to (at least not publicly) as both the good and bad parts of 2018 swallowed me whole. But amid the ups and downs of this year, two things stood out for me: my personal reading …

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Re: Paralysed by Fear in Guyana

A few months ago, Carinya Sharples wrote an excellent piece about fear in Guyana. She spoke about how Guyanese - both resident and diasporic - are always channelling fearful narratives among themselves. Some of this fear is warranted, of course, but so much of it seems...exaggerated. I have grown up on a diet of fear. …

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The Lovely Bones

Have you ever wondered just how many young girls disappear each year? Do you ever wonder about their stories, their lives, the circumstances that ultimately lead to their vanishing? And what about the life after that? What comforts may these countless, invisible women have in their lives after death? Alice Sebold ponders many of these …

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My 2017 Readings

Here is a full list of my 2017 Readings. J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend by Colin Duriez (Incomplete) The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini Binti by Nnedi Okarafor Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile Me Before You by Jojo Moyes The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien The …

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My 2017 Reading Year-in-Review

 Ugh. I know. I fell on the blogger bandwagon yet again. Yes, I am ashamed of myself, and yes I have made a pledge to myself to do better next year. I have identified many of the reasons I just lapsed away, and I do have systems in place to combat it. The same old …

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Daily Prompt: Tempted

I have been tempted in many ways since I started university, but nothing compares to my temptations to speak up in my conservative-dominated world. *Trigger Warning*: This post contains information a reference to sexual violence and may be triggering to survivors.