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Cheryl Rainfield
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YA author of SCARS, STAINED, HUNTED, and other books.
YA author of SCARS, STAINED, HUNTED, and other books.

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Truly disturbing....

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What Girls Do NOT Need When Awful Things Happen. A fab post via New Moon Girls.

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Wow. Suffragette is a deeply powerful, emotionally evocative, gripping, & thoughtful film. I have always been grateful to the women who came before me who fought for the vote and equal rights, but this made it so much more real and made me appreciate them all even more. What some women endured and gave up to gain the basic right to vote and gain equality is huge. And the police brutality that occurred, and eventually some destruction of property to make men/people with property and money really listen--it reminded me of #BlackLivesMatter. I also really appreciated that sexual abuse/rape and domestic violence were addressed because they were and still are a reality for many girls and women (and boys and men, too). For sexual abuse and torture survivors there may be some triggers, but it has such an important message and I am so glad I went.There were some well plaxed moments of calm or beauty or humour that helped me breathe. It's incredible to think how little time has passed since women got the vote in some countries--and how in some countries women are still fighting for it. Beautifully written and acted. This is SUCH a powerful, wrenching, utterly gripping movie that makes you think and appreciate the women who have come before you for a long time afterward. I think everyone should see this movie. I highly recommend it!

www.fightsnotover.com

#Suffragette #suffragettes #feminism #feminists #endthehate #misogyny #righttovote #fightsnotover #suffragettemovie
#cherylrainfield #Yalit #yabooks #yasaves #yawriter #lgbtwriter #readers #youngadultlit #booknerdigans #bookworm #ireadya
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I love that there are brave people all around the world fighting for LGBTQ rights, and to make the world a kinder, more compassionate place. 

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YES this-> Mental illness is the wrong scapegoat after mass shootings. "most mentally ill people are not violent.

“Fewer than 5 percent of the 120,000 gun-related killings in the United States between 2001 and 2010 were perpetrated by people diagnosed with mental illness,” " A great article!

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Planned Parenthood helps so many teen girls and women with pap and breast exams (to detect cancer), sexual education and health, tests for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, abortions, and the right for every girl and woman to choose when or if to be pregnant. As a sexual abuse/rape survivor, I think that is essential. Planned Parenthood also helps teen boys and men. 3% of their services are for abortion; the rest is education, health, and birth control. It is a girl's/woman's right to choose what happens to her body and when or if she'll become pregnant.

Also see #yalit author Libba Bray's well-written post on why she stands with Planned Parenthood. Http://goo.gl/p6iwXz

I #standwithpp #pinkout #plannedparenthood #feminism #feminists #endthehate #misogyny
#cherylrainfield #Yalit #yabooks #yasaves #yawriter #authors #readers #youngadultlit #booknerdigans #bookworm #ireadya
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In case you missed the article on safe touch in schools that Jessica Lahey wrote and quoted me in, I think it's an important article. Safe touch from a few compassionate teachers I had was the only safe touch I got growing up, and helped me stay connected to people and life. Read the article here: theatln.tc/1JsS6D6 And thank you to YAlit author Sarah Darer Littman for reminding me of the article and for her kind words. (Smiling)

#safetouch #healing #survivor #hope #teachers #school #cherylrainfield #Yalit #yabooks #yasaves #yawriter #authors #readers #youngadultlit #booknerdigans #bookworm #ireadya

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I love INK AND BONE by @RachelCaine It's a gripping #YAlit fantasy; perfect for book lovers. It reminded me a bit of Harry Potter. Http://amzn.to/1FwfLHg

Anyone who loves print or digital books will find it appealing and fascinating: The Library forbids anyone to have a print copy of a book; they can only have digital books reproduced through the library. But print books feel and smell different, and reading them can feel different. So there are book smugglers who sell books to collectors at great risk to themselves and their families; book burners who burn their own journals to say that books should be free; illegal book collectors--some of whom are so obsessed with books and power that they actually eat pages from print books (Ink Lickers); and of course the Library staff, who at first seem to be all about preserving knowledge, but have darker agendas and horribly misuse their power.

Jess loves print books; his father is a book smuggler, and he himself often has to run through the city at great peril to deliver a rare book to a customer. Then his father pays to get him a placement at The Library--and lets him know that he has no home and is of no use to his family if he doesn't succeed and help them from the inside. And then the danger, intrigue, and friendships begin! I can't wait for the next book in the series! Highly recommended.


#inkandbone #rachelcaine #yalit #yafantasy #bookpics #bookcover #bookstagram #bibliophile #IreadYA #instabooks #booknerdigans #bookworm #cherylrainfield #bookrecommendation
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I was delighted to see a Little Free Library in a park on my way to Woofstock yesterday! I love seeing a love of books, and people sharing good reads. It feels good. (Smiling) You never know what book someone might stumble upon that will help them get through something hard, that they might not have found otherwise... #littlefreelibrary #toronto #thankyoutoronto
#cherylrainfield #Yalit #yabooks #yasaves #yawriter #authors #readers #youngadultlit #booknerdigans #bookworm #ireadya #bookpics #bookstagram
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It feels SO good when teachers like @PaulWHankins actively encourage their students to read my books-& let me know! (Beaming) #room407

Thank you so very much to each of you who reads and recommends my books, buys copies, and helps get the word out. I appreciate you all! And you may also help someone know they're not alone or they can get through a hard period by sharing my books or posts. (Smiling)

#teachers #librarians #reading #paulwhankins #cherylrainfield #SCARS #selfharm #selfmutilation #cutting #csa #abuse #healing #survivor #hope #Yalit #yabooks #yasaves #yawriter #authors #readers #youngadultlit #booknerdigans #bookworm #ireadya #writersoninstagram
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