Posts Tagged: Reading Mixtape

Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #10: Remember AIDS?

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AIDS isn’t over, but far too many think it is. Not everyone is haunted by remembering the dying, the friends gone gaunt, the lesions appearing, the artists dropping out of sight, the funerals, the lie-filled obituaries, the terrified waits for results of blood tests taken by nurses wearing masks and triple gloves.

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #9: We Shall Overcome?

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Last year on our way to and from getting married in New Orleans, my now husband and I went on a civil rights pilgrimage. We went to Montgomery and Birmingham; we went to Selma. We drove the Pettus Bridge there in Selma a dozen times, imagining, feeling a weighty sadness all over. I want to […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #8: Abortion: My Body, My Choice

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“He had heard her say, so many times, that a society that approved of making abortion illegal was a society that approved of violence against women; that making abortion illegal was simply a sanctimonious, self-righteous form of violence against women – it was just another way of legalizing violence against women, Nurse Caroline would say.” […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #7: Guns

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Guns are pervasive in American society. Whether it is the prominent role they frequently play in various forms of entertainment or the epidemic of gun violence, it seems they are everywhere. With more mass shootings than there have been days this year, it is virtually impossible to turn on the news without hearing about the […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #6: Eat Me: Delicious Food Memoirs

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It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #4: Water, Water, Everywhere

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It’s hard to escape news about water these days. Drought on the West Coast, hurricane season raging on the East Coast, and NASA found water on Mars. No matter where you are, these books will drench you.

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #3: Dogs

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“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” –Groucho Marx

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #2: Line My Eyes and Call Me Pretty?

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Every one of these gorgeously written books will explode your brain and the stories will transport you, even as they grapple with binaries, traditional roles, narrow expectations, breaking free, who we are…. and who we long to be. Sex, gender, identity, sexuality…as much as anything, this reading list is about being human. Enjoy.

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #1: For White Folks Who Think They Aren’t Racist

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