For the last few weeks, I’ve been working my way through Siler’s non-fiction 300 page book documenting the story of slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown and the women who fought it.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reading A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah a powerful memoir of a boy soldier from Sierra Leone in the 1990’s. Not that long ago, and insanely this kind of human trafficking is still happening. Children brainwashed into fighting wars that tore up their own families.
When I see books focused on ethical fashion and practices, I’m drawn to them, naturally of course, but I quickly become bored because I already know what they are telling me. Not the case with Buy the change you want see by Jane M. Morris, founder and CEO of To the Market.
When asked about the largest growth markets, most minds answer China or India. And yet they miss the one right in front of them. Women.
I want to preface this post with the following facts: I grew up in Texas, my grandfather was a member of the NRA, and I’ve never held a gun in my life.
I am not a foodie. I do love to eat but I don’t make amazing yummy food for the eye and for the stomach. I do on occasion read cookbooks, weird I know but it’s oddly satisfying. Try it some time.
Although I am trying to incorporate more fiction into my reading repertoire this month is a lot of non-fiction memoirs that make my heart happy.
I am guilty of not talking politics with those that disagree with my perspective. Mostly because my opinion on government and politics differs wildly from the people I hold most dear, my family. I admit to blocking and unfollowing A LOT of people since the election, and if we are being honest since before the … More Finished Reading: I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) a guide to grace-filled political conversations
Remember Wild & Free? When reading Wild & Free I felt empowered to my core, I read it with energy and gusto. It made me active and actively changed me. Preach to Yourself, is not quite the same. While Wild & Free felt youthful and energetic, Preach to Yourself is more like sitting down and … More Finished Reading | Preach to Yourself by Hayley E. Morgan
First and foremost, I selected this book because I LOVE biographical essays and I love them even more than they are composed into a collection, a book all there own. All the Colors We Will See is eloquent and composed, Patrice gently weaves her story with biblical stories and teachings, weaves her story into her … More Finished Reading: All the Colors We Will See by Patrice Gopo