Natural, not metal, I remember telling you. You asked what I preferred and I answered like I knew what I was talking about. So confident. Like the time we first met at the party of a mutual friend—the birthday girl—and I told you my name like it was one you must remember. And you did.… Continue reading A First for Everything
I quite like the message in that ad. Charlton‘s post from the other day gave a few things to think about. This, in particular, stood out to me:
To sum it up, the message is: we can be better. We can be the role models our sons need us to be. We only need to be kinder to one another.
This morning, I learned about the new ad campaign created by Gillette to raise awareness about toxic masculinity in our society. My initial reaction to the ad was a positive one. I was very happy to see that the issue of violence as a prevalent factor of masculinity was being brought to light, and it brought a smile to my face. However, when I looked at the replies to this ad on Twitter, then on Youtube, and began to cringe uncontrollably at vitriolic response Gillette was receiving. many of which varied from “You’re saying all men are bad now?” to “Not buying Gillette ever again” and my personal favorite here:
“Like every other company that wants to get in on the social justice movement that will pay in sails.”
Yeah…. ‘pay in sails’.
I had a bit of a knee-jerk reaction to this on Twitter earlier this morning as I…
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Prose that flows—it really gets me going. Just a couple of lines from the blurb was enough to slip A P von K'Ory's Golden Shana trilogy right up inside my TBR pile. There's an irreverence to her style. Whether you'd call it arrogant or adept certainly depends on the circumstances. Right now, I call it arousing… Continue reading Fresh Find: Golden Shana by A P von K’Ory
I've had the honour of appearing on contemporary romance author Sonia Stanizzo's blog this morning. Check it out: 10 Questions with JL Peridot Thank you for the questions, Sonia! Re: question 6, I'm fully serious about feeling triggered while writing. The struggle was real then, and I guess it left a lasting impression.