Reading || January Wrap Up / The Unread Shelf Project Update

I started off the year with all of my grand plans, smug as you like, and sure enough, karma put me back in my place. And when I say ‘karma’, I mean Past Martha, who is laughing hysterically at me in some parallel universe.

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Reading || Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch: A Review

One evening last week, I found myself sitting in the cinema watching Gary Oldman strutting around in what was presumably a fat suit and copious amounts of facial prosthetics. The visual transformation into Winston Churchill was quite remarkable (and I believe has been nominated for an award) and Oldman’s performance was certainly convincing. However, I found myself preoccupied, pondering our national obsession with World War Two.

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Reading || All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism

Autism is many things. But it is seldom what it is perceived by people to be. It isn’t a tragedy. It isn’t a ravaged life. It isn’t an entity that destroys lives. It isn’t a disease.
Morenike Giwa Onaiwu

All the Weight of Our Dreams is the first ever anthology written entirely by autistic women of colour, brought to us by the Autism Women’s Network. Featuring essays, poetry and artwork from 61 writers and artists, it talks about how ableism intersects with other oppressions; particularly racism but also sexism and homophobia.

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