Monthly Archives: October 2014

And then she put her down and kissed her

You really want to make a writer happy — surprise her with an adorable picture of her lady couple in the middle of the night out of nowhere. Thanks, Yeaka! Shulamit and Aviva are characters from these novels.

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Characters like us

This just in: “I want a queer and/or trans character whose storyline doesn’t revolve around their marginalization” does not mean “I never want fictional characters to ever face microaggressions or challenges ever again!” Watching a character like me deal with … Continue reading

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“Kiss me so I’ll be able to feel it when we’re apart.”

The wizard Isaac is leaving on a royal spy mission, leaving behind his warrior captain wife Rivka for a few days. It’s my birthday today, so I’m posting pure self-indulgence. Characters from The Second Mango and Climbing the Date Palm, drawn by Erika … Continue reading

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Fairy tales where the cute, plucky cook winds up with the queen

In The Second Mango and Climbing the Date Palm, plus the upcoming sequels, the ladies who love ladies get the happiest endings! l Queen Shulamit and Chef Aviva were drawn here by Kayaczek.

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Lady lovin’ in the sukkah

Aviva and Shulamit, the lady couple from The Second Mango and Climbing the Date Palm, share a cuddly moment during Sukkot. Drawn by Becca Schauer based on characters created by Shira Glassman.

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Dragon protecting the etrog

The very BEST way to keep your etrog safe is to have it guarded by a dragon, of course! Rivka knows best. (Dragon pic by yeaka.) Characters from The Second Mango and Climbing the Date Palm, queer Jewish feminist fantasy lit with eBooks … Continue reading

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“The Summer We Got Free”: powerful family drama with queer themes

Holy shit. Okay, so maybe reading this book in one sitting, alone in my apartment, wasn’t such a smart idea. I’m a wimp and there was some pretty fucking powerful, heavy, HEAVY, I mean heavy like those magnets that make something tiny … Continue reading

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