In the last 8 months, i have made it my goal to read every bit of feminist literature or memoir that I could get my hands on. In my lifetime, Steinem has been a name synonymous with the Women’s Movement, and vocal feminists. Detailing her life as a feminist activist and organizer, we see how people viewed her as a pretty, young blonde single woman, who felt most at home travelling, exploring and learning. Steinem touches on scandals in her life, such as the feud with Betty Friedan, her decision to remain single and childless – and why that should not need to be a topic for discussion. She covers social and political issues of the time, and the intersectionality of the women’s movement in conjunction with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Steinem is thoroughly readable and anyone with more than a passing interest in North American history will find her book entrancing. (276 pages)
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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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