Tag Archives: women-of-color

Femslash and platonic female friendship can coexist in the same story

“But why can’t anyone just be friends anymore?” “Why can’t we have a story about women that isn’t a romance?” Variations of things said to femslash fans and to queer women who are looking for representation in the media. They … Continue reading

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The Queen and the Chef

The Second Mango‘s canonical queer couple Queen Shulamit and Chef Aviva, drawn here by lolo loco

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In Aviva’s kitchen

Queen Shulamit fell in love with Aviva, the cook who figured out how to safely navigate her multiple food allergies. Now Aviva’s kitchen house is gluten-free, chicken-free, and judgment-free; the ultimate Safe Space, just like Aviva’s arms. (Characters from The … Continue reading

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“Should I buy these earrings or the other ones?”

It’s extra convenient to go shopping with your best friend when she’s also your bodyguard! Queen Shulamit and Captain Riv (Rivka) from The Second Mango, a fairy tale that challenges gender norms. Above artwork by angelwhoisinlovewithyou on commission.

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I am a lucky lady

This showed up in my inbox as a surprise from a family member who wanted to remain anonymous! ♥ Aviva and Shulamit are the f/f couple from my book The Second Mango, and here they’re drawn relaxing “by the cut bank”, as … Continue reading

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Ladies in love

Aviva and Queen Shulamit, the f/f couple from The Second Mango (Prizm Books.) Shulamit has multiple food allergies, and Aviva is the cook who figures out how to keep her from getting sick. Over the course of the three books … Continue reading

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When Gluten Attacks!

Queen Shulamit is gluten-intolerant, which is why she fell in love with the palace cook. Never fear, Queenling — Aviva will save you from the evil bread-monster! (Characters are from the queer YA fantasy novel The Second Mango and were drawn here by … Continue reading

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