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Finding the other story: disentangling love from the narrative

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 4 by Natalie Ritter (i) While considering all the ways I could approach writing something worthwhile about how being aro and reading stories intersect, I was reminded of an instance in a speculative fiction creative writing class I took in undergrad. When it came to sci-fi and fantasy, it quickly [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Writers on Writing|0 Comments

Aromantic Headcanons and Making Room for Friend-shipping

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 3 by Claudie Arseneault You know how ships go. Two people interact and have great chemistry, and suddenly fandom is all over them. They have a ship name that’s a mash-up of their two names, your tumblr dash is filled with them kissing and holding hands and being cuties, [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Readers on Reading, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Aromantic Headcanons and Making Room for Friend-shipping

The Myth of Arospec People and Loneliness

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 2 by Ruairi There was a horrible moment in realising I was aromantic where it hit me for the first time that the majority of my life plans had gone out the window. Where I'd been taught there should be experimentation and heartbreak and marriage and a happily ever after, [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Teen Voices|Comments Off on The Myth of Arospec People and Loneliness

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

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

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

When the Queer Lit Was Enough

by Ryy Dickerson When people halfheartedly say that Young Adult literature is extremely white, I laugh. Being a person of color and queer means often times I find myself in a young adult book either as the gay character or the character of color. Not too often do I get a chance to see myself [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading|Comments Off on When the Queer Lit Was Enough

Never Am I Whole

by Wesaun  There’s nothing more exciting than the prospect of finally seeing myself in the books I read except, oh wait, I never do. I look and look and search and search and all that meets me is a gap, all that meets me is the laughter track as if I am on a comedy [...]

By | June 18th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Teen Voices, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Never Am I Whole

There was, there is/it was, it is

There was a girl. There was a girl who loved to read and read and read. There was a girl who loved to read and read and read but hated it sometimes but she couldn’t tell why. There was a teen. There was a teen who watched too much tv but still found time to [...]

By | June 9th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading|Comments Off on There was, there is/it was, it is