Kameron Hurley asks readers to say the first thing that comes to mind upon reading the word “Hero”. What is your first thought?.
My first thought was Harry Potter. Then Sherlock Holmes (The Benedict Cumberbatch version, naturally).
Then the Tenth Doctor (11 is my Doctor, but apparently, subconsciously, I feel like Ten is more likely to rescue me…)
These may not be archetypical heroes, but isn’t it a bit sad that my first three thoughts are all white men? Where are my heroines? Where is my mental diversity? It looks like I have some re-training my brain to do.
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Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
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