Maid ~ Stephanie Land

Rating: 5/5 I love Maid. This book, from a young, single mother, takes a deep dive into how easy it is to fall onto hard times in America, and how long it takes to crawl out of that situation. Land is genuine, and conveys emotions in such a beautiful way. Her story is not uncommon, … Continue reading Maid ~ Stephanie Land

Calypso ~ David Sedaris

Rating: 3/5 Calypso is a little different than past Sedaris stories I've read. I'm used to him being very sexist, racist, ableist, etc in his misanthropic essay collections, generally focused on strange situations he has found himself in or witnessed. Calypso centers around the beach house he has bought for his family as well as … Continue reading Calypso ~ David Sedaris

Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? ~ Heath Fogg Davis

Rating:4/5 Beyond Trans is a very specific and timely look at gender as a classification and discrimination. Heath Fogg Davis shares personal stories and narrative style research from several people with regards to ways in which their gender identification has limited or inhibited their ability to move through the world. Many of the people involved … Continue reading Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? ~ Heath Fogg Davis