Celebrating Bitch Magazine: A Reading List


By A. H. Reaume

My first subscription to Bitch Magazine was a gift. I was in my second year of university and couldn’t afford to subscribe. So, when my sister asked what I wanted for my birthday, the answer was easy. 

I’d attended Catholic schools my whole life. By the time I was 19, I wanted nothing to do with the church because of its stance on abortion and queer rights. 

But I wasn’t exactly sure what my politics were. 

I was definitely a feminist — that much I knew. I was interested in social justice, but I didn’t really know what was possible to believe politically. Growing up, all I had been exposed to were conservative and right-leaning liberal views. But I knew I wanted more. More rights for women, more rights for LGTBQIA+ folks, more rights for disabled people, more rights for racialized people, and more economic equality. 

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The Shoulder Check Problem

A couple of days ago, there was a discussion that sort of flashed past my timeline. An author of gay romance who is also a gay man was expressing the frustration over a sentiment in an m/m group that was posted—“women write the best m/m”—and how unwelcoming it can feel to gay men writing gay […]

The Shoulder Check Problem

Back to the Village…

'Nathan Burgoine

Hello! “A Little Village Blend” released on the Bold Strokes Books webstore today! (It’ll go wide everywhere else on the 13th, don’t worry!)

Brilliant Cover from Inkspiral Design, yet again!

According to Ivan’s sister Anya, Ivan’s tea leaves promise his perfect match is out there somewhere, just waiting to be swept off their feet. Ivan knows Anya’s always right—an annoying trait for a sister if ever there was one.

Ivan’s own knack with tea might not deal with the future, but it’s pretty good at helping with the here and now. When Walt, a tall, dark, and grumpy soldier shows up at his store, NiceTeas, in obvious need of a hand—and a dog-sitter—Ivan rises to the challenge and offers blends to make Walt’s life a little easier. There’s just no way he can help falling for the guy. But Anya says Walt’s not the one for Ivan, and the…

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12 ore di lezioni ed esercizi online(su piattaforma Zoom)

 Coordinatrice del corso: Carolina Iacucci

La scelta del soggetto. Il respiro dei personaggi. Lo stile. Le questioni della pubblicazione e molto altro. Da gennaio Marilù Oliva terrà un corso di scrittura di 12 ore per Scuola Passaggi: l’idea è quella di “APRIRE IL CASSETTO” dove sono custoditi i sogni di scrittura e liberarli, ma dando loro una formaPer info contattate la scuola 392.4997077 scuolapassaggi@gmail.com

Il programma completo qui a p.2

Mercoledì 19 gennaio 2022 – ore 18.30 – 20.30

Lezione 1:

La mela dall’albero: trovare il soggetto, tessere la trama, realizzare l’immaginato

Mercoledì 27 gennaio 2022 – ore 18.30 – 20.30

Lezione 2:

Prendere le misure: linguaggi, stile e punti di vista

Mercoledì 3 febbraio 2022 – ore 18.30 – 20.30

Lezione 3:

L’anima della festa: costruire il personaggio

Mercoledì 10 febbraio 2022 – ore 18.30…

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Bonfire Cupcakes!

Delicious chocolate and vanilla cupcakes that are perfect for bonfire night – buttercream flames, matchmaker kindling and more = Bonfire Cupcakes!  It’s not technically been halloween yet but I am going on and on and baking more treats for you guys, and this time it is bonfire night themed! How can I honestly resist though,……

Bonfire Cupcakes!

Words for Wednesday


Picture found here.

For the Chipmunk in My Yard


think he knows I’m alive, having come down 
The three steps of the back porch 
And given me a good once over. All afternoon 
He’s been moving back and forth,
Gathering odd bits of walnut shells and twigs, 
While all about him the great fields tumble 
To the blades of the thresher. He’s lucky 
To be where he is, wild with all that happens. 
He’s lucky he’s not one of the shadows 
Living in the blond heart of the wheat.
This autumn when trees bolt, dark with the fires 
Of starlight, he’ll curl among their roots, 
Wanting nothing but the slow burn of matter 
On which he fastens like a small, brown flame.

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Rainbow Cake!

A delicious and bright Rainbow Cake with vanilla buttercream frosting, a pink drip and sprinkles!  Oh hellooo most requested recipe OF ALL TIME. I am not even joking, this recipe has been requested over and over again and I am ~finally~ posting it on to my blog! It’s taken a fair old time as I…

Rainbow Cake!

Stand Up For Transgender Equality: A Reading List


I was in the lobby of a theater in Washington, D.C. when I saw the first of the tweets about the Trump administration’s decision to stymie protections for transgender students on the federal level. It wasn’t until the play ended and I was on the Metro home that I had cell service; I began to piece together what exactly had happened. My palms were sweating. I tried to make conversation with my friend, but I felt nauseated and heartsick.

I thought of the transgender and gender non-conforming kids in the youth group where I volunteer and the outspoken, proud, lovely trans kids in our county’s schools. I thought of Gavin Grimm, who’ll stand up against the Gloucester County School Board in front of the Supreme Court on March 28. I thought of how often trans folks have to reduce their stories to make them palatable to cisgender people, smoothing all of our glittering edges into sameness, rather…

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