Our Friend is Here! is a guest feature at The Quiet Pond, where authors, creatives, and fellow readers, are invited to ‘visit’ the Pond! In Our Friend is Here! guest posts, our visitors (as their very own unique character!) have a friendly conversation about anything related to books or being a reader — and become friends with Xiaolong and friends.
Pride Month is a month-long event at The Quiet Pond, where during the month of June, queer authors and bookish content creators are invited to celebrate being queer, queer books, and their experiences of being a queer reader. Find the introduction post for Pride Month at The Quiet Pond here.
As you will learn across our Pride Month posts, intersectionality is not only important – it is mandatory. As you would have seen in previous posts, we have seen our guests talk about how identities can intersect with one another — or that a part of ourselves, one identity, may shape how other parts of ourselves and other identities are experienced and lived. Intersectionality then, is important to be reflected on, considered, and integrated in all the work that we do – otherwise, we risk closing the gates on those who should be included, uplifted, and celebrated in the movement for change.
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