jenny rainbow

just one word december bpc
day 5: fluffy

Just One Word Book Photo Challenge
September 2016

Day 28: Significant 

Yesterday I woke up after a night of tears, and saw dozens of emails and donations in support of my work with LGBTQIA youth. 

Yesterday I wore my Nasty Woman t-shirt to the coffeeshop, and a black man came up to me to tell me he wanted to get one for himself and his son. I told him I would always fight for him.

Yesterday my mom called me in tears. She said she felt alone. She said she loved me. She told me I used to watch The Smurfs as a little kid, and I would look at her and say, “Look, mom, they are all holding hands. That is how you know they are gonna win.”

Yesterday I went to therapy.

Yesterday I blocked family members on social media.

Yesterday I cried. I held my wife, Jenny, close. I cried more.

Yesterday I did a livestream to create space for others in our community who were scared. We talked. We shared resources. Jenny sang The Rainbow Connection.

Yesterday I worked and I worked and I worked and I worked.

Yesterday I recorded a voice memo in an attempt to comfort a six-year-old who had woken up crying, and who asked his two moms how we could let a bad man be our president.

Yesterday I recognized and acknowledged my privilege as a white, cisgender woman.

Yesterday I feared for my brown, black, disabled, immigrant, undocumented, and Muslim friends. My trans friends. My friends who are survivors of sexual assault. My friends.

Yesterday was November 9, 2016.

Today I will fight. Tomorrow I will fight. 

I will never, ever stop fighting.

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I was taking these pictures for my giveaway on Instagram, but of course Ash decided he would interrupt and remind me of our standing appointment for petting and post-church nap. He’s such a spoiled little Prince, but I loveeee him!

BPC APRIL: Female Authors

I love female authors!! 

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🌿 Favorite books of 2015 🌿

➳ To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before duology • Jenny Han
➳ Fangirl • Rainbow Rowell
➳ My Life Next Door • Huntley Fitzpatrick
➳ The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy • Jenny Han
➳ Anna and the French Kiss “trilogy” • Stephanie Perkins

Just One Word Book Photo Challenge
August 2016

Day 6: Genre 

A few contemporaries