If you haven’t already heard, I’ve moved to a new blog! *cue applause*
I felt divided these last couple of years, spreading myself too thin trying to juggle my interests. I finally decided a few months ago that enough was enough, and I needed to allow myself to be one person. Not someone to market. Not what will appeal and likely be successful. I want to just be me.
So, if you’re interested in reading about my writing endeavors, memorable moments, playlists I spend too much time curating, and of course, books, then you can follow my new blog here.
Thank you all for your never-ending support. I wouldn’t have grown this much without your love and applause.
One of the most original performance poets of her generation, Melissa Lozada-Oliva has captivated crowds across the country and online with her vivid narratives. Humorous and biting, personal and communal, self-deprecating and unapologetically self-loving, peluda (meaning “hairy” or “hairy beast”) is the poet at her best. The book explores the relationship between femininity and body hair as well as the intersections of family, class, the immigrant experience, Latina identity, and much more, all through Lozada-Oliva’s unique lens and striking voice. Peluda is a powerful testimony on body image and the triumph over taboo.
No Man’s Land is an eclectic sort of manga, centering around a Western setting and your typical gunslinging, sharpshooter who never misses. I enjoyed the rich setting with the addition of demons and monsters. It proved for an interesting story with the familiarity of your classic Western story.