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Every Saturday morning, Julián and his abuela go swimming. But the day Julián spies three women on the subway, everything changes. He is entranced by their beautiful hair, their swishy, shimmering mermaid gowns, and their total confidence. When Julián gets home, all he can think of is becoming a mermaid himself.
But what will Abuela think?
Utterly mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a radiant celebration of individuality and a triumphant win for unconditional love.
Julián is a Mermaid Picture Book is about being seen for who we are by someone who loves us. It has been translated into fourteen languages: Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Danish, German, Spanish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, French, Japanese, Dutch, in addition to Korean.
Jessica Love is the author and illustrator of Julián is a Mermaid, published by Candlewick Press. Jessica grew up in Southern California, raised by a pair of artist parents. She studied printmaking, as well as illustration at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Additionally, Love then went on to study acting at Juilliard. Jessica’s new book, Julián at the Wedding, will release in October, 2020. Jessica lives in Brooklyn.
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Dating used to be a thing that most people did for a while. Now it’s faded to take up a cramped and awkward space in between hooking up and instantly moving into together. If you woke up all alarmed and find yourself wanting all that old shit, letters and sodas, read this zine and get […]
This zine is your antidote to typical sex, dating, and relationship rules. Dr. Faith cuts through the crap with sharp guidelines on how to be a human being in an adult, loving, intimate relationship.
None of that “wait three days before you return their call” BS—it’s all about trusting your gut, communicating your needs and wants, and hearing and respecting theirs.
Almost everyone has had some interaction with depression. You’re not alone, and you can have successful relationships and satisfying sex with depression.
JoEllen Notte will help you understand how sexual function is affected by depression and what keeps us from effectively addressing it. Heavily informed by the author’s research, including surveys of over 1,000 people and interviews with close to 200, this is the first book of its kind.
With practical tips and real-life examples, this is both a guidebook for people with depression and the people who love them, as well as a reference tool for mental health professionals.
Sexing Yourself: Masturbation for Your Pleasure Zine from Faith G. Harper perfectly combines humor and science to talk about self pleasure.
An anthology exploring the act of passing-as the “right” gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability, body type, ethnicity, and beyond.
Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act of “passing.”
In a pass/fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This anthology seeks to eliminate the pressure to pass and thereby unearth the delicious and devastating opportunities for transformation that might create.
How Female Sexuality Unfolds at Every Stage of Life
This third edition of Rhythms of Women’s Desire, is a provocative and informative book about female sexuality and life changes that will empower cisgender women to understand their sexuality in the context of an entire lifetime.
Author Elizabeth Davis’ focus on sexual changes over time is what makes this book unique; she gives insight into what is natural at each sexual stage and how it all fits together. This book envisages menarche (first menstruation), childbirth, and menopause as transformative, biological turning points and gives the reader a view of what these events have in common hormonally and psychologically.
The Path of Sacred Sexuality for Western Lovers
This landmark book on human sexuality makes the sacred lovemaking techniques of the Eastern world fully comprehensible to Western readers. Elegantly illustrated, it helps the reader acquire new attitudes and broaden their range of experience, and to revitalize and strengthen relationships.
This book opens the way to a new stage of fulfillment and bliss, extending sensual experience for everyone.
From ornately decorative to excruciatingly stringent, Japanese rope bondage is an art which has developed over centuries of martial and erotic practice.
Now, accomplished Japanese-born educator and bondage practitioner, Midori shows step by step how to achieve beautiful and exciting Japanese bondage on a variety of genders and body types.
Are other people constantly intruding on your personal space, using your stuff, disrespecting you, and otherwise violating your boundaries? You can’t control what they do, but you can control how you understand and communicate your own needs and make choices about how you behave and respond to the people around you.
Dive deep into self-work with this interactive guide that can be used alone or as a companion to Dr. Faith’s book Unfuck Your Boundaries.
You’ll learn about how to give and get consent, how to make sure you’re stating your boundaries clearly and being understood, how to decide what is a dealbreaker, how to deal with boundaries in group settings, how to identify abuse, and how to hold yourself accountable to respecting the boundaries of others.
Helpful to anyone trying to figure out healthier intimate relationships, better workplace dynamics, difficult family drama, or just how to be more confident in your own skin.
How can we heal from trauma? How can we support the survivors in our lives? How can we build relationships in an ethical way? This book may not offer all the answers, but it opens up discussions and offers a good place to start.
Learning Good Consent is a collection of multiple works by multiple authors on the topic of support for survivors of trauma, collected and edited by Cindy Crabb.
Your Guide to Dealing with Daily Drama, Stress, and Difficult Emotions Using DBT
Does a teenager in your life ever feel like their emotions are out of control? Is it hard for them to make friends, get a date, or get along with their parents? They aren’t alone! For some people, good relationships seem to come easily. But if you are like many others, you may need a little help.
This book offers evidence-based strategies to take control of reactions in order to respond effectively to peer pressure, bullying, cyberbullying, and gossip, helping to navigate the many social issues that make these years so challenging.
This dynamic book offers teens powerful tools based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help regulate emotions and build better relationships with parents, friends, and peers.
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