Getting into @andizeis’ We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrl to Covergirl, The Buying and Selling of A Political Movement. A lot of people think of feminism as a defining moment of social change, and in many ways, it is. It is an accumulation of social changes with a goal of intersection gender equality. That said, within the realm of Feminism there exist many instances of change. What defined one as a feminist in 1875 is no longer an open enough concept today. What bell hooks sought in her feminist teachings and writings may not be what we see today in the pop culture brand of feminism sold to us at the Disney Store through re-aligning harmful princess tropes into a message of strength and feminism. I am looking forward to Ms. Zeisler’s analysis of the transformation of a political movement to a way to schill more corporate products to young women.
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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