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Swelling with Pride by Sara Graefe
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3.5 stars There are some really stand out personal essays in here, although the collection is dominated by cis white lesbian couples having babies with donors which got a bit old. No trans women or two-spirit people are included which is an oversight for sure (although there are a couple non-binary writers). More people of colour would have been great too! Favourites included a Chinese Canadian lesbian adopting girls from China and having to swear she's "not a homosexual"; two bi women exploring polyamory and parenthood with a cis guy; experience of being non-binary and pregnant; non-gestational lactating lesbian mom; & a few sad stories, adoption and conception, with no kids in the end 😥. Full review on my blog!
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Reading Progress

October 17, 2018 – Shelved
October 17, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
October 17, 2018 – Shelved as: nonfiction
October 17, 2018 – Shelved as: queer
October 17, 2018 – Shelved as: essays
October 17, 2018 – Shelved as: motherhood
January 5, 2019 – Shelved as: own
November 7, 2019 – Started Reading
November 7, 2019 – Shelved as: canadian
November 8, 2019 – Finished Reading

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