Living By The Word
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Living By The Word

Why I Stopped Reading Literary Canon

So called “good” literature is too often white and male

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I have loved to read since I can remember. As a child, my mother fostered my love for the written word by taking me to the library where we checked out as many books as we could carry. As I was a shy and socially awkward child, there were periods when books were my only friends. They gave me the means to escape the pain and trauma that came from…

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Vena Moore

Vena Moore

Dismantling white, male supremacy one word at a time.