Sunday, 16 April 2017

Twenty Things I've Read 14

My links recap continues, after a break of a few weeks for various reasons. 

As mentioned in week 1, there are some sites which could quite conceivably fill this list between them EVERY WEEK as they constantly produce amazing posts - and I find it way too hard to single them out! So instead, I will just list them at the start of each post. If you're not reading the following, you are REALLY missing out.

Safe Space

Media Diversified
The Pool
Teen Vogue 

Addition: Given the current political climate, I would strongly suggest also reading EVERYTHING Celeste Pewter tweets; she is incredibly insightful and her tweets on US politics have helped me figure out which things going on are reasonably worrying and which are absolutely terrifying.

The Twenty

I've been reading lots of graphic novels recently but am still looking for more recommendations - brilliant post on Meet The World with 30 diverse graphic novels!

Jameela Khan, Haleema Mirza and Fawzia Mahmood wrote for Gal-Dem about their upcoming game Aaliyah, which sounds superb.

Gal-Dem are in the running for the Dazed 100 by the way - vote for them (or whoever else you're a huge fan of) here!

I saw Power Rangers recently and really enjoyed it - it's great to see a positive portrayal of an autistic character! A review of the film goes into more detail on that portrayal over on Neurodivergent Representation in Media.

As a fellow singleton, I really loved Samantha Shannon's piece in the Daily Mail on why she loves being single.

I loved Sarah Shaffi's April preview of books coming out this month!

Michelle Dean has awesome podcast recs in The Guardian.

Swapna Krishna had superb advice for Marvel on how to bring in new female readers.

Grace Petrie wrote on feminism and transphobia.

Melinda Salisbury wrote a stunning piece about her grandmother for The Guardian.

I've been trying to decide whether to try 13 Reasons Why on Netflix (I had major issues with the book) and was extremely grateful to Courtney from the Internet for this post about it.

Really great thread here by Bobu Babalola about upcoming TV series Guerrila.

Danielle Dash wrote an outstanding post about Rachel Dolezal,

I loved Simon Smith's piece for the TES on why getting rid of staff ISN'T the answer to challenges faced by headteachers.

Stripes announced the 4 authors who'll be featured in their upcoming anthology!

I really liked this VODzilla list of Netflix underrated gems.

Autostraddle's 25 New Queer YA Books To Read This Spring And Summer has some amazing recs too, as does Huffington Post's 9 Great YA Novels For Politically Engaged Readers.

I also adored this interview with Whitney Gardner, author of You're Welcome, Universe. And finally, another great interview, as Teen Vogue talked to Hanna Nowinski, who wrote the fabulous Meg and Linus!

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