Many people graciously contributed books that have illuminated the disability experience for them, books that have informed them of the injustices that have occurred — and continue to occur — toward people with disabilities, or books that have reflected their own experiences. This list, however, is not — and may never be — fully complete.
And Scaachi Koul did not disappoint with her wry humor and telling insights on a plethora of subjects.
Dealing with fear, anxiety, grief, parenting, insecurities, racial discrimination, racial advantage, shadism, white privilege, sexism, feminism, online harassment, sexual harassment, diversity in media, and so much more.
Koul won my heart over almost instantly Any writer promised to bear similarities to either Mindy Kaling or Roxane Gay will have my immediate interest in the palm of their hand.
Koul won my heart over almost instantly with her essays. Source But most of all, I knew I was a goner when she talked about her family. Getting to read about a small piece of her Kashmiri family history was intoxicating.
I wanted more and more and more. Her parents remain two of the most caring and daring ones I've had the pleasure to read as of late. And I'm not even kidding when I say that most of my favorite pieces were about them.
Your mom can stop a bullet from lodging in your heart. Your mom is your blood and bone before your body even knows how to make any. Mom gathered it all and stuffed it into a heavy-duty Ziploc bag.
My mother would like a wedding, please, and it is not optional. Staring into the abyss. And so I loved how each essay ended with a snippet from one of her emails with her dad. I got to a point where I was looking forward to seeing what would be shared at the end of each written piece.
Show your inner angst. Show how angry you are at the establishment! Also, I lived for this iconic moment when her dad was introduced to Scaachi's older by thirteen years boyfriend: Papa led him into the kitchen, where all serious family matters tend to take place.
He offered Hamhock tea. However, since I kind of disliked her boyfriend a lotmy enjoyment was lowered every time he was mentioned.
Which turned out to be quite a lot for a memoir But circling back to the positives, all of the pieces are entertaining, riveting and humorous, but some worked better for me than others.
Like, the piece on body hair -which I'm still beyond grateful that someone finally wrote about in a book- remains one of my favorite essays. In class, though, James noticed the bald patch on my forearm. He lives in Boston. We are all eventually punished for our sins.
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Comics frequently takes the form of juxtaposed sequences of panels of images.
Often textual devices such as speech balloons, captions, and onomatopoeia indicate dialogue, narration, sound effects, or other information. Size and arrangement of panels contribute to narrative pacing. Moses and his cousin Charlie were best friends, wisecracking pranksters, unstoppable forces of teenage energy―until the night they became accidental arsonists and set in motion a chain of events that left Moses alone, guilt-stricken, and most likely trapped in his dead-end town.
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