Understanding Black Hair Culture: a review of Emma Dabiri’s “Don’t Touch My Hair”
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Understanding Black Hair Culture: a review of Emma Dabiri’s “Don’t Touch My Hair”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Emma Dabiri’s part memoir part scholarly investigation of African hair culture in and outside of African countries is close to my research heart. I have always been fascinated by female hair and … Continue reading

Making Sense of Loneliness: a review of Olivia Laing’s “The Lonely City”
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Making Sense of Loneliness: a review of Olivia Laing’s “The Lonely City”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. After living in Switzerland for six years, I have been thinking a lot about loneliness and what it means for us humans. I have been thinking about whether loneliness is ever good … Continue reading

A Review of “Be the Change” by Gina Martin: activism, writing, and social media
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A Review of “Be the Change” by Gina Martin: activism, writing, and social media


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. When I saw Gina Martin’s activism guide, I was intrigued. I spent most of my early life and teenage years volunteering, raising money for charities, and working with different NGOs to spread … Continue reading

Women in racing: a review of Clare Balding’s memoir “My Animals and Other Family”
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Women in racing: a review of Clare Balding’s memoir “My Animals and Other Family”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. “Be consistent. Be fair and honest.” p161 Clare Balding’s memoir My Animals and Other Family was first published in 2012. At the heart of it, Balding’s memoir is an exploration of the … Continue reading

“Anxiety: the missing stage of Grief”: a review and personal exploration of Claire Bidwell-Smith’s grief self-help book
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“Anxiety: the missing stage of Grief”: a review and personal exploration of Claire Bidwell-Smith’s grief self-help book


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. When my father died in 2011, my whole world was flipped on its head. I have spent most of my 20s coming to terms with death, loss, and grief, and this is … Continue reading

What the self-help book “The Courage to Be Disliked” gets right and wrong
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What the self-help book “The Courage to Be Disliked” gets right and wrong


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I bought The Courage to Be Disliked because I was curious to learn more about what the book had to offer. There has been an explosion of self-help literature in the 21st … Continue reading

“Running with Scissors”: a review of Augusten Burroughs’ memoir
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“Running with Scissors”: a review of Augusten Burroughs’ memoir


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Running with Scissors is one of those books that I have wanted to read for such a long time, but somehow never managed to find the book at the right moment. When … Continue reading

“Happy Fat” this summer: a review of Sofie Hagen’s book about fat activism
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“Happy Fat” this summer: a review of Sofie Hagen’s book about fat activism


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Finding this book has been 2019 gold for me. It has also been exceptionally fortuitous to read this book at the beginning of summer, a time for many people that singles stress … Continue reading

5 Life Lessons from Amy Poehler’s “Yes, Please”
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5 Life Lessons from Amy Poehler’s “Yes, Please”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Most people know Amy Poehler as the hilarious comedy queen and beloved friend of Tina Fey. Her career achievements are too long to add here, but let’s just be clear that she … Continue reading

Life Lessons from Queer Eye’s Tan France: “Naturally Tan”
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Life Lessons from Queer Eye’s Tan France: “Naturally Tan”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Since the re-boot of Queer Eye on Netflix, I have fallen in love with each of the stars. Not too long ago I wrote a review of Karamo Brown’s memoir and was … Continue reading