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feminismandyoga

Joined October 2016

I need more feminism and yoga and books
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The Wall | Marlen Haushofer
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How long could you survive living alone in a cabin in the woods with no electricity, a few potatoes, some beans, a little flour, and a cow?⠀
I hope I never have to find out but the resourcefulness of The Wall's protagonist is amazing and believable. It's an intriguing story. A full review is available on the blog today at allmybalancingacts.com. ⠀

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#WITMonth!!!!!
I've been enjoying WIT Month for a few years now but my luck with women's memoir throughout it has been rather hit or miss. Nevertheless, I persist and here are the books I've read and those I intend to read this year. Just the #witmemoir, there's more fiction to come as well.
What are you reading for WITMonth this year?

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Nakano Thrift Shop | Hiromi Kawakami
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Its #WomeninTranslation Month!!

This is my first book for #WIT month this year. It's a cute story about a girl's time working at a thrift shop and a little of how the people she meets there intersect in her life after. I love the way it gives depth to the time we spend at jobs that aren't the careers we aspire to but that let us tread water while we figure out what we're doing. For me it was the Barnes and Noble Cafe and I still miss it.

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The Becoming of Noah Shaw | Michelle Hodkin
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I've really enjoyed this continuation of Mara and Noah's story. The last one in this trilogy comes out in the fall and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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Read Harder 2019 has a book written in prison as task 20 and it took me far too long to realize this was the perfect book for me to accomplish this task. ⠀
It's a really good memoir that talks about Kerman's crime and the legal process and being in the prison system. I never watched the show, except the pilot episode, but I really appreciate Kerman sharing her story.

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This is one of my Read Harder 2019 books. It's about a non-violent true crime that I thought would be perfect for a reading challenge to begin with. Its is interesting for both the crime and the writing. Israel has a great style that is entertaining and not too serious. She knows where she went wrong and isn't afraid to poke a little fun at herself while admitting how things went down. It's a short little memoir too, at just under 3 hours. ⠀

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Esperanza Rising | Pam Munoz Ryan
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I originally picked up Esperanza Rising as a Read Harder book but had it on my TBR for long enough that I went ahead and read it after I realized it didn't fit the criteria. It's an amazing book and I get what all the hype had been about. These days I tend to love a riches to rags story a little more than the other way around. I especially loved Esperanza's mother and Miguel. I loved her mother's spirit and Miguel'd outlook.

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I loved this audiobook. For starters, I'm a big yoga fan and I had no idea how many people were involved in popularizing it in the US. Then the style is fun and so is the life of Indra Devi itself. She was one of those women who could reinvent themselves. I find that fascinating.

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Memoir Monday!!⠀

Ask Me About My Uterus is a memoir by Abby Norman about her struggle with endometriosis and the medical system. It's really informative about women's struggles in general with the medical system and the inadequacy of the current pain chart. I had a great time reading it.

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In My Shoes | Tamara Mellon
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In My Shoes is one of my #readharder2019 books. It's a book about business, Jimmy Choo to be exact. It's Tamara Mellon's memoir of creating and building the brand. It was interesting to read about her struggles to stand up for herself and listen to her own instincts. It's an important message for women who go into business because of all the rest of everything that goes into the ways we are overrun or silenced.⠀

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer | Michelle Hodkin
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Some title just call me like a siren song. These are 10 titles that I had to read. They're lyrical or have a play on words that was too intriguing.

Anyone else have titles that were irresistible? Did they live up to their allure?

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Memoir Monday!!⠀

Its women like Ellen Pao and their fight that get me up in the morning. If you've ever wondered what people mean by all those microaggressions and the way traditions and habits continue to push women out, pick up this book. Pao can definitely educate to a lot of that as well as the fallacy that is "opting out" for a lot of women. ⠀

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Toil and Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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I couldn't resist this title. I'm not usually one for witch stories but these were intriguing. It had diverse uses of magic and types of witches. I enjoyed the collection more than I thought I would.

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the mermaid's voice returns in this one | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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I love amanda lovelace. I didn't anticipate the theme of this one but I loved it. It's the last of the "women are some kind of magic" series and rounds it out beautifully. This is full of poetry about finding your voice again and speaking out after trauma. So good.

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Memoir Monday!!
I love memoirs. This is an interesting one about a girl who never dated and has social instincts that are actually worse than mine, which is a bit of a feat. Heaney's writing style is really entertaining and she's funny. I love the feminism of her outlook on things too. I'm totally with her.

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The Map of Salt and Stars: A Novel | Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
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I loved this story. There is so much going on. A legend of a girl centuries ago, a modern refugee story, the trials of travel and trust while female. Above all, the magic of family and our histories.

This is a great option for #readharder2019 task 18 too.

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I love this memoir. The one after this is pretty spectacular too. Nadia Bolz-Weber is an unconventional Lutheran pastor writing about her call, her path to becoming a pastor, and planting the church she pastors.

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To Make Monsters Out of Girls | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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I love amanda lovelace! This is one of two books a new collection called "the things that h(a)unt" duology. I love the concept and the poems in this collection. I had mixed feelings about delivery on the concept. I would have liked things to get a little more evil, truth be told. Overall, it's a good collection and always read amanda lovelace!

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I could not put this series down. It was absolutely addictive as soon as I started it. I also fell madly in love with Noah Shaw even though he had some issues with boundaries in the beginning, he made up for it later I thought.

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A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
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I love this whole series! I can't wait for the fourth o e to come out. I. Definitely binging through the first three before I read it. As with the first two books, the world and the story and the characters are just amazing.

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This is an amazing book! Nafisi talks about those things all families prefer to keep within the family. She very specifically does this in recognition of the way women and children can only be victimized in this way when families dont talk, don't seek help, prefer not to air it out for justice, and dont even warn each other out of shame that this or that family member is actually a predator.
This belongs on the read list of feminist book clubs.

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I love memoirs that involve travel, especially when the traveler respects the culture they're visiting. This is a beautiful book about going to the ends of the earth for healing and the unexpected things that happen when we're open to anything. It begs the question, what would you do to save your life?

#womensmemoir #herstory

Suet624 Many of us with Lyme Disease really appreciate her views. 3mo
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I really enjoyed this look into the death industry. My favorite was the way her experiences shifted her opinions on what death should look like in the US. I may not agree with all of her assertions, but I think she's onto something with the changes she advocates for.

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LETTERS OF A WOMAN HOMESTEADER | Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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I often wonder what women in other era really went through and what their lives were like. I had found this one for Read Harder and really enjoyed it. I have been trying to find more memoirs but maybe epistolaries is the way to go.
Whose letters would you love to read?

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I love books like this. It's good to see how much more you can do with less. It's not my favorite exercise while I practice it, but there are definite benefits.

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This book really took me by surprise. I was expecting the early battles of an early Arab Feminist to be quite different, but I suppose I bought a lot of the propaganda too. Khalidi was an interesting woman, knowing what she wanted and not afraid to ask for it. Her life reads more modern than I could have imagined.

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Laying in my new yoga hammock listening to The Goddess Pose. I love the yammock already and haven't even tried doing yoga in it yet. I did try a few posts and look forward to figuring out some beginner asanas with it.

Samplergal My daughter has one. So fun. 3mo
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I came across this great point in the book I'm reading. It's the bravest among us that can go first.
Okay, sometimes the naive instead. Nevertheless, it's an interesting observation about connection and our craving for it.

Suet624 I agree. Brave/Naive. Hard to tell sometimes... 3mo
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God | Debora Greger
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This is an interesting collection of poems. I love the idea of God in retirement, especially in Florida. The poems are thick with history and significance and I wish it were taught in a literature class. I'd love to sit and unpack it all

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There's something to be said for getting good and mad. I absolutely loved this book! Eloquent Rage isn't just about being mad but understanding where it all comes from and that stopping the things we're mad about is gonna take time and work and getting to it. It's an addition to the books I feel must be read to understand the intersections part of the term intersections feminist.

Weaponxgirl She had so many bits in the book where I was just pumping the air going yes! The bit about men who talk feminist but then treat the women in their life like crap really resonated with me 7mo
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I am in awe of activists. I knew Black Lives Matter stemmed from police killings of innocent black boys, but that was it. This a great book to read for anyone interested in social justice and intersectional feminism.
For those of us who were alive and old enough to be aware of it, it was hard to miss some of the origins of the Black Lives Matter Movement, but I appreciate this book for preserving the history of it for the future.

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I love books on religion and mythology, especially the not-judgey kind of books. Whatever you believe, this is an interesting trip through time and belief systems, and the way they have been a part of our daily lives. I love Armstrong's style and definitely plan to read more of her books.

Sos This sounds right up my street - added to stack 🙂 7mo
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Reading with Patrick wasn't at all what I was expecting. It was really helpful in humanizing everything I learned in The New Jim Crow and showing the effect the system has on people and how hard it can be to change the possibilities of people stuck in it. It's a good book for anyone who needs to see how it all plays out in life in order to understand the changes that need to be made.

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Goodreads for Authors | Michelle Campbell-Scott
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Yoga has been saving my sanity lately and it definitely deserves more time so I'm lowering my reading goal to accommodate. Last year was crazy and so far work proves to be even crazier this year already. The blog is still going strong and I look forward to trying to incorporate social media into it more. Come by and check it out some time!

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Marvel Rising | Ryan North, G Willow Wilson, Devin Grayson
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Saw this awesome onesie at Target for Marvel Rising! Love to see some merchandising for it so quickly.

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This is a great short listen for women who want to break some glass, especially in politics. Though an open letter to the first woman who will be president one day, it's also for those who are working in that direction. It details the path of the Clinton campaign with some interesting introspection and advice to avoid the same pitfalls. Perhaps we'll get there one day.
Its definitely a wake up call to be more invested in politics.

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Goodreads for Authors | Michelle Campbell-Scott
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Finished my Goodreads challenge! 100 books right at the last minute. Gonna take it much easier next year.

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2018 has been a great year for completing goals like certifying to be a yoga instructor! There were some bumps along the way and I still have one more reading goals for the year. I kept my New Year's Resolution to maintain at least 3 posts a week on the blog. Altogether a pretty successful year!

How was your 2018?

ChasingOm Yay - I became an RYT 200 this year too! Congratulations!! 😄 8mo
feminismandyoga @ChasingOm Thanks! Congratulations to you too! I've been trying to convince my husband that I absolutely need the 300 ever since, lol. 8mo
ChasingOm Hah! I‘m doing an online program with Judith Lasater this year called Experiential Anatomy. 😄 8mo
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While it's never fun to be forced in the situation, i love stories about people finding their roots in a personal crisis. This little memoir about going broke and going back to nature was more inspirational than I had expected. Making my own cheese and yogurt is now totally on my bucket list.
#womensmemoir

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Marvel Rising | Ryan North, G Willow Wilson, Devin Grayson
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This new series is a lot of fun! I love Ms. Marvel and have been meaning to get around to Squirrel Girl.
#Marvel #MsMarvel #SquirrelGirl #MarvelRising #femalesuperhero

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I never questioned what happened to his empire after Genghis Khan died and that turns out to have been a mistake. This is a fascinating history covering how he conquered and kept control and the generation after. The women of this empire were amazing!
Lovers of history and especially women's history should check this out! #herstory

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Recently finished The Sun and Her Flowers! It's a nice quick read for people running to finished their reading challenges like me! 3 to go.....

It was pretty good. I didn't like the poems about relationships as much as in Milk and Honey, but the poems about immigration and being brown and the revolution were brilliant! The one on not learning consent as children was on a whole level. Check it out!

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Estefan Kitchen | Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan
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Making the flan and marinating the lechon for Noche Buena tomorrow night! So glad for Estefan Kitchen giving me some great recipes! It was always a challenge to remember everything once I moved away from my family. #recipebooks

BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh yummmmm!! 8mo
Lynnsoprano Ooh, lechon! Save a couple bites for me😄 8mo
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An amazing anthology of women that I loved! #Radwomenworldwide includes women from all walks of life dealing with many forms of patriarchy and oppression in several eras, women who took a stand in one way or another
Who would you like to see in an anthology?

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We made space to enhance my yoga practice at home and I am so in love with this room. It grows more beautiful all the time!

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Yay! I didn't realize it had come out early this year! Now I just have to find these. It just gets harder every year too.

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This is a beautiful book. I cried a few more times than I expected but I loved it. I loved the array of animals included here too and the different ways or reasons that Montgomery had for interacting with them. I had no idea that you could just volunteer to assist a study somewhere. It's on my bucket list now.
This short memoir is gorgeous and one that any adult or youth could enjoy. I don't think most kids would enjoy it though.

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Princeless Be Yourself #TPB | Whitley, Jeremy
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I love this series! It's been a while since I got to catch up but Adrienne and Bedelia's adventures continue as they try to save Adrienne's sisters. The subplots involving the Black Knight and her brother are getting interesting too. I love how different her sisters are and how they've dealt with or sometimes even solved the same issue of being locked in a tower.

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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So this is what my town is doing all weekend. I love it here!

There's actually a bunch of daytime stuff too, like a Dickens costume contest and all kinds of vendors.

Bklover Oh! Have a wonderful time! 8mo
sprainedbrain That‘s incredible! I wish I lived somewhere that did things like this. 8mo
feminismandyoga Thanks! It's one of my favorite things about living here. 8mo
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Said by a guerilla girl that was known as "Frida Khalo" (who was also featured in this book)

Chrissyreadit Excellent quote!!❤️👏❤️👏 8mo
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