Hello, wonderful members of Tilden's LGBTQ+ Community. Here are some resources and links of note for you this week.
First, a couple of book recommendations from our Sora library (Don't know how to sign into Sora? Go HERE!)!
First off is Seeing Gender by Iris Gottlieb (Click here to read it on Sora!).
Seeing Gender is an of-the-moment investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today. Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal—yet universal—facet of humanity. Illustrating a different concept on each spread, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience. This book is an essential tool for understanding and contributing to a necessary cultural conversation, bringing clarity and reassurance to the sometimes confusing process of navigating ones' identity. Whether LGBTQ+, cisgender, or nonbinary, Seeing Gender is a must-read for intelligent, curious, want-to-be woke people who care about how we see and talk about gender and sexuality in the 21st century.
Next is the lovely The Beauty the Remains by Ashley Woodfolk (Click here to read it on Sora!)
Told from three diverse points of view, this story of life and love after loss is one Angie Thomas, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give, believes "will stay with you long after you put it down."
We've lost everything . . . and found ourselves.
Loss pulled Autumn, Shay, and Logan apart. Will music bring them back together?
Autumn always knew exactly who she was: a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan has always turned to writing love songs when his real love life was a little less than perfect.
But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan can't stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger who's struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered.
Despite the odds, one band's music will reunite them and prove that after grief, beauty thrives in the people left behind.
And we'll end with this awesome video from the Linda Lindas!
Want to see something specific in this space? Want to recommend something to share, or write a post yourself? Have artwork, poetry, or a video you want shared? Reach out to me, Mrs. Hawkins at email@example.com. Or join the LGBTQ+ Tilden Campus Library Discord!