All posts tagged: queer

April Book Club Pick: Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

Welcome back, #QSBookClub friends! For this month’s book club pick, I wanted to share with you an incredible memoir that may seem like just a book about redeeming a marriage, but really, it is a book about self-trust, facing pain head on, and opening your eyes to the light within you to heal. This author has truly become a guiding light in my life and she has no idea. By sharing her journey, the authenticity of her work and genuine intentions have led me to my own truth and have brought me closer to my authentic self. It is because of this book that I have begun to manifest the desires of my heart, and find peace through struggle. April 2017 #QSBookClub Pick Our April Book Club read is LOVE WARRIOR: A MEMOIR by Glennon Doyle Melton! Where to Buy the Book Love Warrior is available wherever books are sold and the hardcover is currently on sale at Amazon for only $11! Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Target <<SIGN UP HERE>> Live Book Discussion On Tuesday, April 25 at …

Winter as a Time of Healing

I hide away, holding myself close as my inner guide whispers softly, “Everything is going to be alright.” I stroke my left forearm with my right hand, up and down until my chest reduces to a steady drumbeat. I throw my hands up in the air, fall to my knees and say, “I surrender.” I surrender to the pain in that moment because it has a job to do. It has an occupation, a resume, a portfolio, an agenda. A briefcase, even. It came with a purpose. And I allow it to fulfill their duty. I allow myself to be audited, to mark down the notes of what is going on right now in this moment so it can be handled. I sit still for a moment to cry and as I finish crying, I smile. I smile because I know that while I purge the grainy, muddy goop that comes from the bellows beneath me—spilling out on to the floor—I know this also means a new era is coming. A fresh start, a stronger …

March Book Club Pick: Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Hello babes! I am excited to announce the launch of the Queer Spinster Book Club! Dedicated to celebrating queer authors, feminists, people of color, and marginalized communities around the world, this is a community for book lovers who are searching for more groundbreaking work to add to their reading list. March 2017 QS Book Club Pick Officially launching today, our March 2017 Book Club pick is Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (author of Bad Feminist and An Untamed State)! Facebook Live Discussion On Tuesday, March 28 at 9PM EST, Queer Spinster will host its first ever Facebook Live as we discuss the book Difficult Women. Follow the Queer Spinster Facebook page here. Sign-Up & Giveaway When you sign up to take part in this month’s hot read, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a free copy of the book! I will also send updates on next QS Book Club picks and Facebook Live events. SIGN UP HERE More on Difficult Women Synopsis Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with …

Stop Questioning How Much of a Bad Bitch You Are (Really Though)

Questioning your worth sounds like a drag, right? If you ever hear a friend say something like, “Well why does this person like me? What do they see in me?” the first thing you do as a good friend is say, “You’re fucking amazing, that’s why!” I am that friend. My friends are friend. My family is that friend. But for most of my life, I struggled with trying to be that friend to myself. I would always question why a guy I liked would be into me and then subconsciously ruin any chances for something beyond the second (sometimes first) date. “Wow, really? You think I’m beautiful??? STOPPPP!” “Oh come on, you think I’m funny? I’m honestly not like a comedian or anything, like I don’t know how to write jokes very well.” “Oh wow, you read my blog? That’s so weird, no one reads it. You think I’m a good writer? That’s so wild, dude!” Or even to a boss: “Aw really??? I’m doing a good job?? You want me to keep up the …