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My Kind of Normal

Asexuality in YA Series: Day #3 Previous Posts: What's So Important About Ace Representation? by Kazul Wolf | Navigating the In-Between: Demisexuality in YA Lit by Dill Werner | Introduction: Asexuality in YA Series by Vee S. by Kelly Murashige I thought there was something wrong with me. Some sort of genetic, chemical, or otherwise biological malfunction [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Teen Voices|Comments Off on My Kind of Normal

What’s So Important About Ace Representation?

by Kazul Wolf  We all know that representation matters. This is a blog on diversity, I mean, it goes without saying. Asexual representation, however, is a tricky thing. Growing up ace but completely ignorant of what asexuality is wasn’t a fun experience, as most asexuals would know. I was never into the things that other [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Guest Blogs|Comments Off on What’s So Important About Ace Representation?

Navigating the In-Between: Demisexuality in YA Lit

by Dill Werner  I can only speak for one person when it comes to demisexuality—me. My experiences, my preferences, my sexuality, me. Being a queer demisexual means that I fall somewhere along a spectrum within a spectrum along another spectrum. I am a demisexual floating in the asexual spectrum hunched under the queer umbrella. It’s…complicated. [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Navigating the In-Between: Demisexuality in YA Lit

The Hero’s Journey in Trans YA

by Vee S. Introduction Last year I wrote a post about the “Acceptance” Narrative in Trans YA. That post detailed my thoughts on three problematic books that feature cis characters lamenting how hard it is to know someone who is trans. Today, I want to talk about another issue of representation in trans YA, and [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Teen Voices, Writers on Writing|1 Comment

Reading Myself in Code

Trans Awareness Week Series: Day #8 Previous Posts: Building Zoey's World by Anya Johanna DeNiro, We Need Trans Books… But We Really Need Trans Writers by Elliot Wake, Second Trans on the Moon by Kyle Lukoff, How the Fox Became by Fox Benwell, Interview: Alex Gino, The Room Where it Happens by Parrish Turner, Trans Stories Are Human Stories by April Daniels, Center Trans [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Guest Blogs|1 Comment

Building Zoey’s World

Trans Awareness Week: Day #7 Previous Posts: We Need Trans Books… But We Really Need Trans Writers by Elliot Wake, Second Trans on the Moon by Kyle Lukoff, How the Fox Became by Fox Benwell, Interview: Alex Gino, The Room Where it Happens by Parrish Turner, Trans Stories Are Human Stories by April Daniels, Center Trans Voices: Introduction to Trans Awareness [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Building Zoey’s World

Second Trans on the Moon

Trans Awareness Week Series: Day #5 Previous Posts: How the Fox Became by Fox Benwell Interview: Alex Gino, The Room Where it Happens by Parrish Turner, Trans Stories Are Human Stories by April Daniels, Center Trans Voices: Introduction to Trans Awareness Week Series by Vee S.) by Kyle Lukoff  ARE YOU: An elementary school librarian A resident of the United States [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Guest Blogs, Teachers & Librarians|Comments Off on Second Trans on the Moon

The Room Where It Happens

Trans Awareness Week: Day #2  Previous Posts: Trans Stories Are Human Stories by April Daniels, Center Trans Voices: Introduction to Trans Awareness Week Series by Vee S.) by Parrish Turner With each new “trans book,” I hold my breath as I read over the summaries and quotes which litter the pages. Without fail, I will see [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Guest Blogs, Publishing People|1 Comment

Let’s Push For More Nuanced Bi+ Representation

Bisexual Awareness Week Series Day #2 – Previous Posts: Introduction -- Duality, YA, and Crumpled Stickers by Angélique Gravely I didn't start actively reading LGBTQ+ YA until I was almost a college graduate. By that time, I had more or less accepted my bisexual attractions and my desire to be a YA writer so I [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Let’s Push For More Nuanced Bi+ Representation

Duality, YA, and Crumpled Stickers

Bisexual Awareness Week Day #1 - Previous Posts: Introduction by Shelly Z I’ve begun to see that there is a strange duality when it comes to my pride. I wear it openly online, and in person only to those who I know extremely well. I attended Pride for the second year this summer, and I [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Teen Voices|Comments Off on Duality, YA, and Crumpled Stickers