Not all romance novels are clichéd narratives and not all of them are about a so-called ideal person. Not all are badly written and not all readers of romance novels are bad at detecting “good” writing.
It’s never a wrong time of year to read stories and see art created by women. | A woman-identified individual embracing, becoming gross and unlikable through her words and her stories makes it so we are not defined by polite rigors of behavior; it makes it so that we are as free as our counterparts; not in a legitimizing way, but in an equitable one. Continue reading
We may call our pets ridiculous things such as “Fluffy” but in this book they have regal names such as “Datura,” “Southpaw,” and “Aconite”. Clearly, we have been getting this naming thing all wrong as humans. Continue reading