Today is November 20th and that means it’s a day that isn’t as talked about as I think it should be.
It’s the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
It’s the day where the transgender community remembers the people who were killed, sometimes brutally, this year.
Each year on this day, the dead are remembered. People get together and read the names out holding candles. I’ve never attended one of these, but I always try to remember those who passed away by lighting my own candle and simply looking at the list of the dead.
The list can be found here.
I encourage all of you to click that link and read. With the proposals that the Trump administration is coming out with regarding the conflation of gender and sex, it puts everyone at risk who don’t conform to the norms presented by society.
Please, read it and, if you can, share it. Being murdered is a fear and worry that I have in the back of my mind every day, even more so with all these proposals. It’s a scary time.
CW: aphobia, racism, and child abuse
I’m trying something new. Aka, a personal post. I mean, I’ve done these in the past, but I am SUPER bad at them.
However, it’s something I feel like sharing.
CW: parental death, hoarding, and homophobia
CW: major character deaths, character in a coma, teen pregnancy, physical violence, and the foster system
ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review! This will be published November 6th!
CW: ableism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, and sexual assault (I likely missed some and, for that, I apologize)
The Wicker King – 4/5
The Legend of the Golden Raven – 2/5
CW: mental illness, hallucinations, neglect, and codependent relationship
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
Caidyn will be in blue.
Chantel will be in purple.