review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli + movie review

4.15.2018


“I remember exactly how it felt to see that first message from him in my inbox. It was a little bit surreal. He wanted to know about me. For the next few days at school after that, it felt like I was a character in a movie. I could almost imagine a close-up of my face, projected wide-screen. It's strange, because in reality, I'm not the leading guy. Maybe I'm the best friend.”
- Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

mountains, bookshops, and solar panels - it's vermont!

4.06.2018


Last week (aka my spring break), my family and I traveled to the Green Mountain state... Vermont! It was v e r y exhausting (we drove countless hours) but so worth it. I mean... I've never seen so many mountains, bookshops, and solar panels in my life?? Oh and, in case anyone is wondering, I didn't meet Bernie Sanders. :((

the five (awesome) books that introduced me to the lgbtq+ community!

3.16.2018


I've had my fair share of public schools. They each had similar rules, but they all had the same unspoken rule: girls like boys and boys like girls. I remember whispering to my friends about my secret crush and we would all giggle about it. But I always remember feeling uncomfortable after our chats. Why do I need a crush? What if I want to be friends with him? Can't I like girls too? It wasn't until I discovered these books (and other resources) that I thought to myself "holy moly ... i don't think i'm straight".