Treasure Box

Treasure Box: December 2016

Welcome to my December Treasure Box! Because it’s the season for giving, this is the biggest yet, with lots of feminism, science, Asian awesomeness, and more! ♦ Starting things off with a bang, here’s a piece for BBC’s 100 Women 2016 on the female orgasm and how sexism (who’da thunk it?) has inhibited scientific understanding of… Continue reading Treasure Box: December 2016

Books

Book Release + Playlist: The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

I’ve been sitting on this post for a while and today’s finally the day! It’s the release date of THE SECRET OF A HEART NOTE, the third YA novel and first contemporary by Stacey Lee! As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, fifteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of… Continue reading Book Release + Playlist: The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Books

Hermione Granger’s Feminist Book Club: Mom & Me & Mom

The last book of Hermione’s Feminist Book Club 2016 is MOM & ME & MOM by the legendary Maya Angelou, and it’s a doozy. Mom & Me & Mom is Angelou’s slim but monumental final book, a memoir that traces that most mythologized of human relationships: that with her mother, Vivian Baxter, an indomitable force and personality in her own… Continue reading Hermione Granger’s Feminist Book Club: Mom & Me & Mom

Life Update

A Very Cautious Christmas: Life Update 11/18 – 11/24

So it’s Christmas (and the second day of Hanukkah!) I wrote the title of this post but then went to take a walk, and as it turns out it was well chosen. I checked my phone with relief to see that Carrie Fisher was stabilizing, only to see that George Michael has died, because 2016 can’t… Continue reading A Very Cautious Christmas: Life Update 11/18 – 11/24

Books

My Magical Aromateur Scentprint from Stacey Lee…Er, Sweetbriar Perfumes

This post is going to be very brief. As part of promotion for her upcoming magical YA contemporary, Stacey Lee offered personalized aromateur perfume recipes for the first 100 pre-orders. THE SECRET OF A HEART NOTE is about love witches and elixirs made from scent notes, so this was perfect! (Even better: Mimosa and her mother’s… Continue reading My Magical Aromateur Scentprint from Stacey Lee…Er, Sweetbriar Perfumes