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National Coming Out Day!

Today is National Coming Out Day. I want to take the time to show love to all of those in the LGBTIQA Community who will come out today. No matter what the reaction is, live your life according to you.

I also want to take a moment to talk to the B side of the LGBTIQA Community. Sometimes coming out is solely centered around the gay, trans, lesbians, and others who are queer of the Community.

 I want to remind everyone that coming out also means that those who are bisexual, either living on the down low or even in same gender loving relationships, will choose to come out today. Please provide them agency to do so. It's doubly hard for Bisexuals to come out, even in so called safe spaces.

If you're on the B side and you choose today to come out, you, too, must live your life according to you. Don't hide who you are just to make others feel comfortable.

 B-proud!

 B-Free! 
B-You! 
Just...B! 

A Review: The Delta Blues

WARNING: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

So last night, I came across a free book, The Delta Blues by Jade King. I read the synopsis and it got my attention. So I clicked the "Look Inside' icon to take a peek. I read the first few pages available and immediately thought, I need to know what happens next. The author had me within the first few pages. Now I must admit, lately books haven't been able to capture and hold my attention too tough. However, Ms. King broke the cycle. Let's get into it.

The Delta Blues opens strong and while the story is told at a fast pace, it locks you in and keeps you there as Grace takes you through her life from the ages of eleven to fifteen. Yes, there were some minor editing issues (misspelled words here and there, abrupt font and format changes)at this point, but they were easy to overlook because the story was strong. Grace was likable and funny. I found myself rooting for her early on. Ryder Freeman was one of the characters that I …