Not going to lie - I really am. I remember when I was in junior high and I started shaving my legs. My first thought was that this is ridiculous, like why the hell do I need to shave my legs? It just seems like extra work, and it's not like it's bothering me. Thing … Continue reading I’m Lowkey Impressed with My Hairy Legs
It's June, so that means that it's Pride Month. For those who may not be in the know, Pride Month is when anyone who identifies with or any allies of the LGBTQ+ community celebrate their uniqueness and progress we've made. However, this is the time we take to highlight the changes that still need to … Continue reading You’re A Qutie (Queer Cutie)
Lately, I've been thinking about diverse books and characters more than I usually do. It's usually something that's on my mind since I am a queer POC writer. I think the reason it's been on my mind so much is because I feel like there is a sensitive line or boundary to be careful of. … Continue reading Can You Write a Person from a Misrepresented Group as the Villain?
The other day, when I went for a run, I realized something. I realized that running is a lot like writing. At least it is for me. I go through a lot of the same emotions when I run that I do when I write. It's weird - I know - but it is so … Continue reading Writing Is A Lot Like Running
Tag, you’re it! I guess I'm IT, but not like scary demon clown Pennywise. I was tagged by the wonderful, and wonderfully talented Julie Sullivan (@_JM_Sullivan) on Twitter. I'm trying to get into the whole blogging game, so this seems like a fun way to keep it up! So here’s the game. It’s an online … Continue reading Voices of YA Tag!
Was that too strong of an introduction? Maybe so, but I think in any first interaction, it's important to establish who we are. So how about we do that, sound good? What's your name? Lian. What's your full name? Lian Villanueva Lansang. (Yes, I did just semi-quote The Fault In Our Stars.) From the title of this post, I … Continue reading I’m here. I’m queer. Let’s Chat.