Treasure Box

Treasure Box: March 2016

Hello, and welcome to this month’s Treasure Box! After the assorted prettinesses of February, I’ve compiled a fun, geeky list for March, with lots of art, science, history, and even some world politics. (There’s not a lot to treasure in U.S. politics right now.) ♣ From Refinery29: starting off with some more prettiness. Check out… Continue reading Treasure Box: March 2016

Books

Hermione’s Feminist Book Club: All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks

So I’m still blogging per Hermione Granger’s feminist book club (and yes, I’m still calling it that) after skipping February because I’d already read The Color Purple–too long ago to blog about it, but too recently to get much out of rereading. I was super psyched for March’s book: All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks. I was expecting… Continue reading Hermione’s Feminist Book Club: All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks

Life Update

Spring Break: Life Update 3/21 – 3/27

I’m back in NorCal, enjoying the <24 hours left of my break before it’s back to the academic grind tomorrow. I mostly spent time with family and worked on a larger-than-usual reading assignment for my internship, but honestly I thought I made pretty good use of my time: ♦ Watched MANY, MANY movies. 7, in fact, or… Continue reading Spring Break: Life Update 3/21 – 3/27

Writing

Writing Wednesday: Let’s Talk About Diversity

Welcome to Writing Wednesday! Previously, I’ve talked a fair amount about my own writing, but I haven’t really talked much about the craft in general. So today, I’m going to share my thoughts on something that’s a pretty hot topic in kid lit right now, but which still seems to freak a lot of people out: diversity.… Continue reading Writing Wednesday: Let’s Talk About Diversity

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion: Life and Death in a Chinese Supermarket

It’s World Poetry Day! In honor of the event, I decided to compose a quick new poem. Hope you enjoy! LIFE AND DEATH IN A CHINESE SUPERMARKET With the ritual grace of a suicide, I come home To salted jellyfish and mountain Tea cake, operatic warblings and A Western Food aisle. I’ve come To miss… Continue reading Poetry in Motion: Life and Death in a Chinese Supermarket