Tag Archives: lgbt teens

Gay kid trying to figure out identity of secret online boyfriend/schoolmate

I wrote this review when I first read the book, but apparently I only posted it to Goodreads, not here. It just won a major national award, so congrats! That sounds like a good excuse to post the review to … Continue reading

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Awkward teenage bisexual confessions, and representation for young girls who crush on girls I realized while facepalming about this earlier today that a major motivation for writing about Shulamit’s awkwardness, her crushes on most of the women she encounters in the … Continue reading

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The queer female gaze: The Second Mango and breasts

Click on the link to read my guest post on erotica writer Lisabet Sarai’s blog, about what it’s like to grow up in a world where women’s physical attraction to other women is often ignored, and how it influenced the … Continue reading

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The importance of representation and community to LGBTQ+ teenagers

When I was little, I yearned for stories with people like me in them. I grasped at anything that seemed like representation of women who loved other women, even if the portrayal was judgmental and not at all uplifting. I … Continue reading

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