Depression and mental illness must be acknowledged. Just because it cannot be seen doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It’s real and its killing people. We as a nation must engage in conversation; as Matt says, it took him more than a decade to be able to talk openly about his experience. But when he did, the benefits were immense. Continue reading ‘Reasons To Stay Alive’ By Matt Haig » Changing Pages
As soon as that realization dawned and I acknowledged it, I was giving myself permission to put it down and stop struggling to read it. I wasn’t admitting defeat or giving up; I was just making a choice. Continue reading In Need of a Comforting Read: The Right Book At The Right Time Can Succor, Soothe, & Calm A Troubled Soul Or A Weary Mind » Changing Pages
Pierrot’s imagination leads him to have a zig-zag journey from one place to another where he is often either outside or in his bedroom, impatiently attempting to grab a book from a high shelf (and, not to our surprise, Newton’s 3rd law comes into effect at this moment — as the snail says to Pierrot). Continue reading ‘Little Pierrot, Volume 1: Get the Moon’ By Alberto Varanda
The Girl Who Said Sorry by Hayoung Yim is a testament to the contradicting double standards that young girls and women face on a daily basis. As an amazing bonus, 50% proceeds from this book goes to serve Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation adolescent girl campaign. Continue reading ‘The Girl Who Said Sorry’ By Hayoung Yim, Illustrations By Marta M.
The story takes us through Debbie’s introverted self as she talks about her life events and the many complicated situations that arise because of her need for quiet. Continue reading ‘Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story’ By Debbie Tung
Eve embarks on a life-changing path that begins with her enrolling in a class taught by a transgendered professor while Brendan bumbles his way through campus life trying to maintain the ignorant status-quo he’s relied on thus far. Continue reading ‘Mrs. Fletcher’ By Tom Perrotta » I’ve Read This
Bridget is of the opinion that long after you have fallen out of love with someone, they still own a little piece of your heart. This is the premise she uses to journey around the globe track down old flames to ask for her heart back as she writes about the experience on her blog. Continue reading ‘The Last Piece Of My Heart’ By Paige Toon » Changing Pages