13 Books That Accidentally Made Me a Feminist

If you follow me on instagram, you know I just finished a list of my top 50 books of all time. It was hard to narrow it down because #humblebrag I’ve read a lot. And as I was making that list, I was thinking about all the books that impacted me. Not just that I loved them or I thought they were well-written, but that they actually had an influence on who I am today.

Growing up, I read a lot and I read fast. These were the good old days when public libraries were the place to be because the internet wasn’t really a thing and there was one computer at home with one game on a CD-ROM. It was a typing game.

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Whitesplaining Stamped from the Beginning

Whitesplaining Stamped from the Beginning

I spent the better part of these first month’s of the year reading a book called Stamped from the Beginning. It’s the self-proclaimed definitive history of racist ideas in America and it has been …. engrossing. Shocking. Frustrating. Eye-opening. Sobering.

Frankly, it should be required reading.

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Is This It?: A Serious Question

So I’ve been feeling sort of down and out about humanity in general lately. Not to be too depressing, but there’s just this sense of overwhelming disappointment in a lot of ways–as I look at politics, culture, environment, religion, humanity in general. Everyone thinks they’re so right about everything all the time and no one stops to listen to one another. Blame #selfie culture, blame the internet, blame Obama, I don’t know. But we’re all a bunch of egoists at heart.

I should know. I keep a blog detailing all of my self-obsessed thoughts.

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