July might be drawing to a close but I still wanted to highlight the importance of this month. July is the anniversary month of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is also Disability Pride month and it's the month that I almost reached my Goodreads goal
Partway through the month, I decided to switch gears and focus on reading books with more black and LGBTQX+ representation, as I realize that this is still a very niche part of fiction and literature that I myself have been neglecting.
The Secret She Kept possesses a compelling sense of urgency that from the very beginning kept my focus invested in the story throughout and also added an alluring layer of mystery.
I thought it was a brilliant initiative to incite conversations that eliminate stigma unfairly being levelled towards Asians, particularly individuals of Chinese descent, in light of the global spread of coronavirus. But also how those at the very center of such gross discrimination are themselves espousing the same level of intolerance towards Africans in parts of China.