A Review of Craig Silvey’s “Honeybee”: an Australian novel about queer and trans life and learning to love who we are
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A Review of Craig Silvey’s “Honeybee”: an Australian novel about queer and trans life and learning to love who we are


The kind of home environment that Victoria grew up in is not really conducive to stability, safety, or love. Of course, there are close relationships, and I don’t doubt that Victoria doesn’t love her mother – but the relationship is also extremely toxic. Victoria is the child, yet she is always expected to be the parent and caregiver for her mother. Treating children like they are adults (in this particular way) is a form of trauma that doesn’t go away easily. Continue reading