Ask Carla: What Is Gaslighting?

Every Tuesday, I answer questions usually surrounded by themes (domestic violence, friendship break ups, sexual assault). However, sometimes questions go beyond that, and therefore I'll be creating a mini, more spontaneous "Ask Carla" Tuesday posts. Please feel free to ask any questions you'd like answered/topics you'd like discussed! Gaslighting is like the new buzz word. … Continue reading Ask Carla: What Is Gaslighting?

#ButWhyDoesn’tSheLeave: Why I Keep Everything – Johnny Depp & Amber Heard

— Trigger and Content Warning — Like with the “Friendship Breakup” series, over the next few weeks, I’ll be answering commonly asked questions surrounding, specifically, Dr Ford and the entire fiasco that we just watched.  The three sections I’ll be heavily focusing on will be: #ButWhyDoesn’tSheLeave,#ButDon’tYouWantToGetBetter, as well as #WhyIDidn’tReport.  As this topic is of a sensitive nature, and … Continue reading #ButWhyDoesn’tSheLeave: Why I Keep Everything – Johnny Depp & Amber Heard

Today I Learned … (Vol #2)

I don't know if you know this, but there's this little known show that's not really popular. You've probably never heard of it. It's called Game of Thrones. I know. Sounds obscure, right? I'm kidding. I know all of ya are more excited about the next GoT episode than you are about Easter (or at least … Continue reading Today I Learned … (Vol #2)

So You Want To Be A Writer: Tips, Tricks & Ideas Vol #11

This one's so simple, so easy, but it's something that we tend to overlook. Read books, magazines, graphic novels. Read novels you wouldn't normally like. Why? Because you need to see what you don't like, and why. Read novels that are cheap, easy, "popcorn". They're easy, but still immersive. Just because a book's popcorn doesn't mean the … Continue reading So You Want To Be A Writer: Tips, Tricks & Ideas Vol #11

Why I Love Taylor Swift

Look, I get why some of you've asked. I’m a very opinionated, stubborn, outspoken feminist, and Taylor Swift hasn’t really aligned herself in politics and shit - at least, not until lately. And yeah, I could just be like, “problematic fave”, but I actually want to answer this question. It’s a question I was asked … Continue reading Why I Love Taylor Swift

12 F/F Books You Need On Your TBR!

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Hi all!

I absolutely love romance novels. They may not be for everyone, but I adore them. Even when I’m reading a fantasy novel or a sci-fi or any genre book, I need to have at least a smidgen of romance to keep me invested. Don’t get me wrong, I still really enjoy those types of books without romance, so long as the writing and the characters and the world-building is great, but I always prefer romance.

So! I thought I’d share some of my favourite books with f/f romance — either as the main storyline or as a subset of the plot.

Here’s a little representation key so you know what rep to expect from each book!
💖 = lesbian
💜 = bisexual
💚 = pansexual
🧡 = characters of colour
💙 = gender non-conforming

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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Rep: 💖🧡

“I realised, that she had been spoon-fed…

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Hiding Behind Patriotism

By Hook Or By Book

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Members of the New England Patriots kneel during the national anthem Sunday. Photo: Billie Weiss/Getty Images

Well, once again the covfefe has hit the fan, courtesy of Mr. Trump, our fearless leader. All of you have seen and heard by now his staunch defense of the national anthem and his urging of sports team owners to fire any player who takes a knee while the anthem is playing. But here’s the thing. Have you all noticed a pattern emerging in Mr. Trump’s more outrageous and divisive words and actions? Every single time he creates a controversy there are other things going on. If he’s a master of anything, it’s manipulation and misdirection. So, whatever could he trying to deflect attention from this time?

Wizard-of-Oz

1. The imminent demise of the Republicans’ second attempt, since Mr. Trump took office, to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Trump has been cajoling…

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