Thank you to my absolute favorite author, Tamora Pierce. She is an inspiration and EVERY girl should read her books. It is truly refreshing to find fantasy, adventure books with female protagonists. Yet the heroines are relatable and human-like for all their amazing qualities and magics. Not only that, but it’s the only fantasy book I’ve ever come across to talk about periods in a natural way (and that’s what they are -NATURAL). AND Tammy writes without slut shaming. Continuing the wonder that is Tamora Pierce Novels, we find openly LGBT characters of all kinds and even polyamorous people. Never in any book before have I encountered that. To top it off, her girls are fiercely feminist, without compromising their femininity unless THEY want to. Kel wears a dress every night specifically to remind the boys that she, a girl, is among them. Switching to Tammy’s other realm, an additional must read is Will of the Empress, showing clear references and illusions to rape and rape culture, with our protagonist fighting it every step of the way. To sum up, The Amazing Tamora Pierce is my inspiration and the reason I myself am a feminist. Her characters are strong, independent, and varied. All sorts sexualities, nationalities and personality types are included. Characters from backgrounds of all sorts, with varying abilities, some even suffering PTSD. Strongly recommend to EVERYONE.
Ogni tanto tenta di vivere e basta. Vivi semplicemente. Non lottare e non forzare la vita. Osserva in silenzio ciò che accade. Lascia accadere ciò che accade. Permetti a ciò che è, di esistere. Lascia cadere ogni tensione e lascia che la vita fluisca, che accada. E ciò che accade, te lo garantisco, libera. ✨
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