including books

Androgyny was supposed to be about diverse-gender expressions and, consequently, diverse bodies. But instead it was a whitewashed, fat-erasing, curve-hating body ideal that almost no one could live up to. Women and men weren’t the only ones who needed body positivity; my community of genderqueer and androgynous folks needed a good helping of self-love too.
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Sam Dylan Finch, My Trans Masculinity Has Curves, Fat, and Attitude, essay featured in “Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls”

I’m so glad this essay was included in the book!

Discussion Question: How do you feel your experience with body acceptance and love is influenced by your gender and/or other people’s perceptions or expectations of your gender?

Join our discussion at @lets-read-about-feminism

anonymous asked:

hi! i was wondering if you could recc me any good lgbt books youve read??? thanks!!

i dont have many that ive read (i have lots on my reading list) so here’s a detailed summery of the ones ive actually read

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he’s looking for. 
But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated.
Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal …

I love this one so much, one of the best coming out stories I’ve ever read, I really reccomend it if you’re looking for a lighthearted book to read, plus it’s being made into a movie which has just finished filming and set to be released next year, and the author is set to release another book, focusing on a bisexual character


All For The Game (series, includes three books, The Foxhole Court, The Raven King, The Kings Men)

Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher.
Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn’t need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed.
But Neil’s not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil’s new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can’t walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he’s finally found someone and something worth fighting for. 

Trigger warnings for alcohol abuse, torture, violence, r*pe, homophobia (here’s a detailed list of all the trigger warnings)

This is honestly my favourite book series, really good for if you’re into less lighthearted stories, and you’ll fall in love with all of the characters so quickly, there is a main lgbt character who’s unapologetic about his sexuality, but the main lgbt relationship doesn’t come into action until the third book


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

Another great coming out story, this time set in 1987, you’ll slowly fall in love with the characters, and their relationship is so special, and there’s so many good quotes throughout the book.  The author is also currently writing a sequel

ok so i know that tv shows are different than books. i Know that and i Know it’s impossible to include everything. but i can’t stop imagining potential scenes and losing all composure.

  • the first time we see 300 fox way. the reading room. blue’s bedroom. You Guys.
  • the first time we see monmouth from the inside. the bathroom/kitchen/laundry room. mini-henrietta.
  • the pig. THE PIG.
  • aglionby uniforms. 
    • and the entire wardrobe tbh. ronan’s dishevelment. blue’s deliberate wackiness. the boat shoes. adam covered in car grease.
  • how are they going to capture noah’s smudginess? what if they do Cool Cinematic Stuff like make him flicker or glitch. What If. 
  • gansey’s journal. Fuck. it’s gonna be real. there’s gonna be a real gansey’s journal.
  • the seasons changing in cabeswater. Imagine. 
    • truly Everything about cabeswater. Imagine.
  • finding noah’s skeleton.
  • also? um. FLASHBACKS. flashbacks? to anything pre-series? noah? gansey? ronan? 
  • the ‘murdered murdered remembered’ scene. Holy Shit. 
  • i’m gonna get to see robert parrish get beat to shit with my own two eyes.
  • adaM’S SACRIFICE. “i sacrifice myself.” spoken out loud in a henrietta accent. words into my ears. 
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You are the future of humans and monsters!

Next part is here! In which Chara settles in with the Dreemurr family and things might actually be okay…at least at first. 

The next and final part will be here in a week!

EDIT: Fixed a spelling error.

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have a blank notebook but don’t know what to use it for? here’s some ideas!

bullet journal - obviously!! but if you already have one here are some more ideas… 

dream diary - i love looking back on my dreams, but do it in the morning before you forget them!

food journal - write down everything you eat for the day, maybe include water too!

memory book - write down your favorite memories to always look back on!

quotes journal - one place for all of your favorite quotes!

reviews journal - try a new restaurant? movie? book? food? write your review, how was it? did you enjoy it? would you do it again?

gratitude journal - write down everything your thankful for. 

daily journal - journal (almost) everyday. include anything you want, what you did for the day, what you ate, who you were with.

brain storming book - write down all of your awesome ideas in one place!

books of lists - if you love writing lists maybe you need a specific book to just write down all of your favorites!

recipe book - keep all of your favorite recipes here, or even recipes you want to try. 

wishlist book - keep a book of everything you want.

letters book - this could be rough drafts for letters, or letters you wish you could send to someone but know you’ll never have the courage to.

things to look up - have a space for everything you don’t want to forget to look up later or research more. 

news headlines book - write down the headlines from the day/week or important events that happened, how you felt about it. this will be interesting to look back on!

doodle book - are you a doodler when you’re talking on the phone or just watching TV? keep all of your doodles together!

let me know if you guys try any of these out! i’d love to know what you think xx

dude, you are cooler than a vintage cassette

it’s just that no one else but me thinks that yet

(don’t tag as kin please!)

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LGBT+ books: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

“I think everyone’s a bit bored with boy-girl romances anyway,” he said. “I think the world’s had enough of those, to be honest.”

I guess introduction time

name: Sheba Beboporeba 

(a character from the twisted tales of felix cartoon)

occupation: works at a prinery, she sells all kinds of books including Felix’s

personality: she’s very confident and independent gal

she and Felix are childhood friends; since Felix is a doormat, he get easily into trouble, so she always has to be the one to stand up for him

alright food fuckers, I’d like to direct your attention to quite possibly the strangest piece of official sp merch

the fucking coloring book

this shit only got one printing and was sold at a single chain of theaters upon release

ok but there’s some ridiculous shit in here like

brenda ain’t having none of your bullshit today son

a fucking wordsearch

save him

the answer is fucking “eat me”

THIS SHIT’S SELF AWARE BITCHES

there’s even an entire fucking page with mostly accurate lyrics to the great beyond

below the cut are the rest of the pages, most of which consist of shots from the orgy along with some character pages and a few more connect the dots

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Life isn’t easy, no matter where you are. You’ll make choices you think are right, and then suffer for them.” Sarah J Maas

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Books read in 2017:   Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer 

And when Holly was long gone, soaring beneath the hallway’s ancient oak beams, Artemis said, ‘I don’t like lollipops.’

It was a woefully inadequate response, and Artemis was instantly appalled with himself. Pathetic really: I don’t like lollipops. No self-respecting criminal mastermind would be caught dead even using the word lollipops. He really would have to put together a database of witty responses for occasions such as this.

Being an ymbryne and joining Mis P's home would include:

a/n: i like this request

- mis peregrine loving you instantly

- she would teach you how to be a proper ymbryne

- the kids asking you to do your time tricks

- everybody thinking of you as a second mom, after mis peregrine

- you would be mis peregrine’s apprentice

- you would be insecure about your peculiarity skills

- but everyone would say that you’re amazing

- i feel like enoch would be opening up to you

- you would be like his mom

- “enoch, get downstairs now”

- ”i’m not going to the stupid everyday walk”

- “yes you are, bring your ass down here!!”

- sarcastic comments between each other

- teasing the hell out of each other

- okay i’m getting off the topic but i feel like you would be the only one enoch would open up to, okay? i’m feelin it

- messing around with time in your room, for example with spilling water

- like, you would spill water just to slip it back into the glass with your peculiarity

- everyone would be freaking out downstairs or outside

- you can’t get the water back into the glass? think again

  • raw: "kendo stick on a pole" match for the women, with a terribly written feud that portrays bayley as an inept child even though she's two years older than her opponent
  • smackdown: women's money in the bank ladder match for the first time ever, all women included are written and booked as a competent threat

Back The Beastly Kickstarter ‘Tea~se’!

I’ll keep this short and sweet and leave the pictures to do most of the talking.

‘Tea~se’ is a 65 page full colour fandom art book, where our favourite characters offer cheeky insights into how they enjoy a good cup of something steamy~

Perks include: The Art Book, a luxury hand blended tea just for the Kickstarter and prints of the art book pieces that will not be available to buy in my shop or anywhere else!

It includes the talents of:

@gorlassar

@cranitys-art

@asillu

MORE UNDER THE CUT!

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Notebook ideas!

  •  make a 2017 read list of all the books (even fanfics!) of what you have read this year. especially good if you are doing the 50 books a year challenge. add things like a sentence of what you thought, anything special, a quote and the date when you finished reading it.
  •  a notebook full of your favourite recipes, could be easy pot noodle or grandmas christmas dinner. now you have a place to save them all, and you will always know where to look for them!!
  • the collection notebook: are you one of those people that collects anything, stamps, stickers or cards? put them in an unused notebook.
  • plant notebook: write down the progress of your plants, their english and latin name, dates. add pictures! Neville Longbottom probably has one of these.
  • plant notebook 2.0: fill it with loads of plants you either have or want to have and write how they should be taken care of or what you would like to name them. sort of like a guide.
  • the standard: travel journal. although, since you are probably on the road, only write a few lines every day and put all that love effort in when you come home! photos, cards, stickers, flight and train tickests, pressed flowers, even the bill from that lovely restuarant is something you can put in.
  • quote book: especially handy if it is a small pocket notebook one. all those quotes you love, put em here!
  • future destinations, places you want to go to.
  •  the everyday notebook: everything for everyday. daily lists or weekly. things you want to do this month.
  • the job book: future ideas for your next summer/part time job, where to go and tips and tricks.
  • photo album: make use of all those pictures and save them somewhere. write names, where and the date, your future self will thank you.
  • the random lists book: include list like healthy habits you want to develop, dishes you want to try, vehicles you want to travel in, festivals you want to go to, books you want to read.
  • books to read: if you are a big reader like me, you will probably find the need of this book. every single book title that sounded interesting, all the books you think you might wnat to read someday, put them in this book! Hermione Granger has this.
  • a word a day book: after each and every day you write a word, could be about anyhting! a perfect bedside table notebook.
  • the notebook with only good, positive things that you enjoy. could be things like the rain falling when you are studying in a cozy library or laughing until your tummy hurts with your friends, the feeling of being invincible.
  • different language phrases: Wie heisst du? Jag heter Sara. 
  • notebook for handwriting practise

To all of those who might need some insperation. This is usually not my thing, but give me your thoughts. Also, I am a huge fan of pretty notebooks, and I own quite a few.

love, sara x