From locking eyes to locking lips, The Astrology of Love & Sex illuminates the path to true cosmic love.
This all-inclusive guide to love and sex brings the ancient matchmaking tool of astrology into the twenty-first century. Delve into astrologer Annabel Gat’s unadulterated and downright sexy guide to the stars.
Inside, discover the ways each sign likes to flirt, date, and fulfill their wildest fantasies–outdated views on love and sex are left behind as we explore every sign’s personality traits, love philosophies, sexual inclinations, and compatibility.$19.95 Add to cart
When Anna Bianchi’s grandchild asked, “Nanny, you do know I’m a girl, don’t you?”, Anna recognised this as a pivotal, and daunting, moment in their relationship. She knew that to answer her grandchild, who had been assigned male at birth, her own attitudes, assumptions and beliefs about gender would need to be examined.
With reassuring honesty and openness, Anna draws deeply on four areas: her own experience, current research, interviews with children and their families, and a discussion of power, both in society and between children and adults. She shows how the inner journey of the adult inevitably impacts on the outer journey of the child and, given the significance of this, offers a step-by-step guide to become an ally to the gender-expansive child.
For anyone eager to understand their child’s gender experience, or to learn how best to accept, support and protect them, this book will provide knowledge, reassurance and the confidence to do so.$25.00 Add to cart
Loving yourself can take practice, but there is no shortage of things to love. Let I’m Awesome. Here’s Why… help you discover each and every one.
When’s the last time you felt good—really good—about yourself? Between the unrealistic standards of social media, to the Photoshopped images of celebrities in the media, and the constant voice in our head saying we have to be faster, better, and smarter in our personal lives, at work, and everywhere in between, it’s easy to lose sight of your self-worth. Sometimes, we all need a kick in the butt to remind us just how awesome we are. I’m Awesome. Here’s Why… is that kick.
With prompts, exercises, lists, and activities, I’m Awesome: Here’s Why will help remind you of all the reasons why you are unique, cool—and yes, awesome. Through fun prompts and writing exercises like listing ten things you’re proud of, drawing your idea of the perfect Friday night, creating your own personal affirmations to read out loud, and delivering an acceptance speech for an award of your choice, you’ll learn to celebrate what makes you, you.
150 quick and easy self-care activities especially for busy moms—perfect for even the most chaotic schedule.
As a mom, you care—a lot. Whether it be physical, emotional, social, or practical, you’re there to attend to all of your family’s needs. But with so much to take care of, it can be hard to find time to care of yourself. With Self-Care for Moms, you’ll learn how easy it is to incorporate self-care into your own routine in practical, yet meaningful, ways.
In this book, you’ll find 150 realistic self-care activities that you can try right away. To help busy moms like you maximize any moment you can find for yourself, each activity is designed to fit easily within a set short time frame. You’ll also find ideas for activities that span larger amounts of time for inspiration and motivation to take some much-needed and well-earned extra time for yourself. There’s even a few aspirational activities, such as trips or projects, that last a day—or more—with a realistic plan for how to organize and coordinate your schedule to accommodate the occasional—but very important—extended time to focus on yourself.
Start taking time for you—it’s easier than you think and besides, you deserve it!
Learn how to heal and embrace yourself through feminism, self-love, and some good old anarchism.
Living in the margins of a culture she never felt comfortable in, Cindy Crabb touches on her experiences with feminism, girl-gangs, abuse, and gender identity.
With stories, essays, interviews, and more, Cindy writes with fierce honesty and compassion, exploring subjects like consent, abortion, death, self-image, shyness, identity, and anarchism. Embracing the complexities of each, finding her anger, her voice, and the things that help in her struggles with addiction, mental health, and intense loss.
Along the way she travels the world, helps start a women and transgender health center, and fights against the social norms that made her feel so trapped.
Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the DREAM Act, the People’s Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street, and the fight for a $15 minimum wage. These are just a few of the remarkable movements that have blossomed in the past decade, a most fertile and productive era of activism. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, the leaders and activists of these and other movements distill their wisdom, sharing lessons of what makes—and what hinders—transformative social change.
Longtime social activist Greg Jobin-Leeds joins forces with AgitArte, a collective of artists and organizers, to capture the stories, philosophy, tactics, and art of today’s leading social change movements. When We Fight, We Win! weaves together interviews with today’s most successful activists and artists from across the country and beyond with narrative recountings of strategies and campaigns alongside full-color photos.
When We Fight, We Win! will give a whole generation of readers the chance to celebrate and benefit from a remarkable decade of activism—a decade that shows just how ripe these times are for social transformation.
Now available in Ecco’s Art of the Story series: a never-before-published collection of stories from a brilliant yet little known African American artist and filmmaker—a contemporary of revered writers including Toni Cade Bambara, Laurie Colwin, Ann Beattie, Amy Hempel, and Grace Paley—whose prescient work has recently resurfaced to wide acclaim.
Exuberant, poignant, perceptive, and full of grace, these sixteen stories by Kathleen Collins explore deep, far-reaching issues—relating to race, gender, family, and sexuality—that shape the ordinary moments in our lives. Collins’s work masterfully blends the quotidian and the profound in a personal, intimate way, seamlessly integrating the African American experience into her characters’ lives and creating rich and devastatingly familiar characters who transcend symbolism.
Both contemporary and timeless, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? is a major addition to the literary canon.
Welcome to Me, You, Us—the book to fill out together!
This is a creative space for you to share with your friend or loved one. Just flip to a random page and use the prompts to jot down whatever silly thoughts or sweet memories pop into your brain!
Write fortune cookies to each other! Decide on your perfect theme song! Brainstorm ideas for your matching tattoos! You can fill out each page with a different friend, or complete the whole book with a special someone.
And the best part? Not only will you have fun getting playful together, you’ll also end up with an amazing time capsule to look back on!$15.00 Add to cart
A Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace
Get Ready for Unstoppable Inner Peace. Author Corinne Zupko undertook her study of psychology out of necessity when debilitating anxiety threatened to derail her life. Seeking ways to do more than temporarily alleviate her symptoms, Corinne began to study A Course in Miracles (ACIM), mindfulness meditation, and the latest therapeutic approaches for treating anxiety.
In From Anxiety to Love, she shares what she learned and gently guides you through the process, helping you undo anxiety-based thinking and fostering mindful shifts in your thoughts and actions. Whether struggling with everyday stress or near-crippling discomfort, you will find that Corinne’s approach offers a new way of healing from — rather than just coping with — fear and anxiety.
Addressing one of the most pressing cultural questions of our generation, Dennis Baron reveals the untold story of how we got from he and she to zie and hir and singular-they.
Like trigger warnings and gender-neutral bathrooms, pronouns are sparking a national debate, prompting new policies in schools, workplaces, even prisons, about what pronouns to use. Colleges ask students to declare their pronouns along with their majors; corporate conferences print name tags with space to add pronouns; email signatures sport pronouns along with names and titles.
Far more than a by-product of the culture wars, gender-neutral pronouns are, however, nothing new. Pioneering linguist Dennis Baron puts them in historical context, noting that Shakespeare used singular-they; women invoked the generic use of he to assert the right to vote (while those opposed to women’s rights invoked the same word to assert that he did not include she); and people have been coining new gender pronouns, not just hir and zie, for centuries.$26.00 Add to cart
This is not a diet book. Oh hell no. Quite the opposite.
Have you ever told yourself that happiness will come after the next diet? That life will be better once you’ve lost the last few pounds?
What if you stopped relentlessly trying to change yourself, and started to accept your body as it is?
Inside the pages of this book are the tools that you need to stop waging war on your body and forget about dieting, forever. Includes advice and information, as well as exercises and visualizations, to help you on the way to unapologetic body acceptance.
By the time you have finished reading this book, you will never want to change your body again.$13.00 Add to cart
Let’s Be Weird Together: A Book About Love
Weird meets weird—and the rest is history! This is a book about weird couples and the tiny two-person universes they create.
It’s about accidentally wearing the exact same outfit. It’s about made-up songs. It’s about your rules for the thermostat. It’s about breakfast rituals, and funny nicknames, and long hugs, and that voice you pretend the cat has.
If you’re half of a weird couple, or if you have a favorite weird couple, or if you just love love, this book is for you. Includes 1 sheet of awesome temporary tattoos!$13.00 Add to cart
Rules for Couples
This book is an illustrated collection of love and relationship advice from New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, with illustrations from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast.
Everyone’s heard the old advice for a healthy relationship: Never go to bed angry. Play hard to get. Sexual favors in exchange for cleaning up the cat vomit is a good and fair trade.
Okay, not that last one. It’s one of the tips in You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples. This guide will make you laugh, remind you why your relationship is better than everyone else’s, and solve all your problems.
As part of the national conversation happening around women’s rights, feminist publisher Zubaan Books )New Delhi) teamed up the The Goethe Institut (Germany) for a week-long workshop wit ha group of Indian women to create comics. Using words and images, professional and amateurs , illustrators alike put pen to page to negotiate their angers, gears, hopes, and desires for change in their country. The result was something remarkable.
In this subversive and brilliant collection of visual stories, fourteen young women respond to the activism, debates, and on the ground encounters with discrimination and harassment in their daily lives. This edition, made in partnership with Zubaan and Ad Astra Comix (Toronto) has been produced with the North American audience in mind. Drawing the Line is a volume that reminds us that true feminism is inclusive, intersectional, and maintains a global perspective.
Compersion can be defined as the opposite of jealousy. Hypatia, famous polyamorous blogger and inspirational writer, has intensively focused her research on this feeling somewhat unknown to most people.
Through her careful research as well as her personal experience, she has come to the conclusion that compersion is within the reach of every polyamorous individual. However, this feeling of joy towards the happiness of our partners does not happen by chance, or without effort.
Her hypothesis: Each polyamorous has specific individual needs that, once fulfilled, allow them to experience a solid and lasting sentiment of compersion. Hypatia warmly invites the reader on a journey of self-discovery to explore their inner selves to see what their essential compersion needs are.
Have you read “that book” on non-monogamy and still wondered “But how do you actually DO this?” Are you totally great on the theory of open relationships, but feel like you don’t know how it works in practice?
Join Dr. Liz Powell, psychologist, speaker, and coach, as she draws from her education, research, and life experience to bring you Building Open Relationships. This new book is an all-inclusive guide to beginning and maintaining your non-monogamous life, no matter where you fall under the non-monogamous umbrella.
Complete with worksheets, discussion starters, examples, and hard-won lessons (i.e. my mistakes), this book will give you all the tools you need to be more successful in non-monogamy.
A practical guide for exploring who you are.
Have you ever questioned your gender identity, know someone who is trans, or just wanna know what the big deal is? This down-to-earth guide is engaging, thoughtful and covers everything from biology, history and sociology and the roles they play in our relationships and interactions with others.
How to Understand Your Gender is a great resource with activities and illustrations throughout.$19.95 Add to cart
From 2007 to 2017, a small, Los Angeles-based magazine called make/shift published some of the most inspiring feminist writers of the decade, articulating ideas from the grassroots and amplifying feminist voices on immigration, state violence, climate change, and other issues.
These writings contributed to the long and rich traditions of women-of-color-centered feminisms, which acknowledge all systems of power as connected, and understand that ending one form of violence demands the transformation of society on multiple fronts.
Feminisms in Motion highlights ten years of intersectional feminist thought and action, featuring authors like Alexis Pauline Gumbs, adrienne maree brown, and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, among many others.
This one-of-a-kind book shares intimate personal stories of porn performers “coming out” to family, friends, partners, lovers, and community.
It’s a collection of personal stories from porn stars about how they got in the biz, how it has effected the way they interact with their family, friends, partners, communities and more. The contributors represent a diverse range of races, ethnicities and genders.
The sex industry is such an interesting topic, especially when you delve further into it’s community and how the people involved often find their best support system there. If you’ve got a favorite porn star, their story just might be here!
Debi Brown understands from personal experience the potential dangers, pitfalls and misunderstandings teenage girls and women with Asperger syndrome may face in their encounters with men.
In this important book, she sets out all of the need-to-know facts and sensitively yet honestly describes the more subtle social, emotional and safety issues surrounding dating, relationships and sex. Readers are guided through the practicalities of sex, and provided with helpful illustrative diagrams and sound practical strategies for staying safe in each situation. Clear, unambiguous advice is given on less tangible issues, including the importance of boundaries, what constitutes abuse and options for reporting suspected abuse.
Crucially, the book advocates the woman’s right at all times to say no to anything she does not feel comfortable with, and suggests safe and realistic ways in which to go about this.
This straight-talking guide will inform and empower teenage girls and women with Asperger syndrome to live full and independent lives while staying safe. It will also be a source of valuable insights and advice for their parents and the professionals involved in supporting them.
In her groundbreaking first book, Gender Born, Gender Made, Dr. Diane Ehrensaft coined the term gender creative to describe children whose unique gender expression or sense of identity is not defined by a checkbox on their birth certificate. Now, with The Gender Creative Child, she returns to guide parents and professionals through the rapidly changing cultural, medical, and legal landscape of gender and identity.
In this up-to-date, comprehensive resource, Dr. Ehrensaft explains the interconnected effects of biology, nurture, and culture to explore why gender can be fluid, rather than binary. As an advocate for the gender affirmative model and with the expertise she has gained over three decades of pioneering work with children and families, she encourages caregivers to listen to each child, learn their particular needs, and support their quest for a true gender self.
The Gender Creative Child unlocks the door to a gender-expansive world, revealing pathways for positive change in our schools, our communities, and the world.
Fumbling Toward Repair is a workbook by Mariame Kaba and Shira Hassan that includes reflection questions, skill assessments, facilitation tips, helpful definitions, activities, and hard-learned lessons intended to support people who have taken on the coordination and facilitation of formal community accountability processes to address interpersonal harm & violence.
Not for beginners! This workbook is intended for people with experience in community accountability work, whether as formal or informal facilitators, mediators, and survivors’ support people. It’s the book the creators wish they’d had when they were first starting out.
The exercises focus on self-accountability, assessing and growing your own skills, deciding whether or not to get involved, troubleshooting common problems, and improving your grasp of the technical nuts and bolts of accountability. Includes exercises to do on your own, with survivors, with perpetrators, and with your team.
Packed full of stories, perspectives from many people and situations, example documents, and more. This resource is deeply thoughtful, practical, and full of heart for the people who find their calling is to try to help mend the most broken relationships.$35.00 Add to cart
When #MeToo Happens Among Friends
We were not prepared for #metoo when it blew up Twitter in October 2017. In many ways, we still aren’t. What do we do when we learn a friend has been harmed? And what does it mean to be a good friend when someone we love caused the harm?
We live in a society that confines survivors to silence. Our only avenues to address harm do little to prevent its recurrence. Trapped within a binary of silence or punishment, it’s no wonder so many of us remain paralyzed even as the disclosures continue. Punishment requires both certainty and authority, which most bystanders lack. But once the silence has been broken, we can’t return to it. Few of us are strangers to the nagging feeling that arises within that paralysis. We intuit—correctly—that we have some kind of responsibility when harm happens in our communities, but what is it? And if we have responsibility, do we have rights?
Combining behavioral neuroscience and insights from those on the frontlines of harm intervention, Disrupting the Bystander helps us break out of paralysis so that we can best support those we love—whether they were hurt or hurt someone else.$15.00 Add to cart
“So while the assumption when I was born was that I was or would grow up to be a neurotypical heterosexual boy, that whole idea didn’t really pan out long term.”
In this candid, first-of-its-kind memoir, Laura Kate Dale recounts what life is like growing up as a gay trans woman on the autism spectrum. From struggling with sensory processing, managing socially demanding situations and learning social cues and feminine presentation, through to coming out as trans during an autistic meltdown, Laura draws on her personal experiences from life prior to transition and diagnosis, and moving on to the years of self-discovery, to give a unique insight into the nuances of sexuality, gender and autism, and how they intersect.
Charting the ups and downs of being autistic and on the LGBT spectrum with searing honesty and humour, this is an empowering, life-affirming read for anyone who’s felt they don’t fit in.
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