Ship It Book Review ( @brittashipsit ) from @kleffnotes

Ship It is a book I have been hearing about for over a year. I know it hasn’t even been out that long, but seriously I know I had heard about it way before it ever released. Britta Lundin, who happens to be connected to one of my current television obsessions on The CW, announced that she would have a book coming out focusing on fandom and fanfiction titled Ship It. I had the chance to briefly chat with her at ClexaCon, but wasn’t luck enough to win a book and when I got back to small town Ohio I could not find a copy of it anywhere. I searched high and low and finally, after a bit of a wait, managed to snag one of the digital copies of it through my public library. Ship It is so much more than I ever imagined and the characters are so much more complex than I ever could have guessed just from the book description. I was completely glued to my screen the entire time I was reading. Continue reading “Ship It Book Review ( @brittashipsit ) from @kleffnotes”

The Summer of Jordi Perez Book Review ( @theames )from @kleffnotes

The weather has gotten a bit chilly where I am and that means it is the perfect time to curl up with a cozy book, especially one set in the far warmer month of Summer in California. I have been trying to get my hands on The Summer of Jordi Perez for months. After seeing a table devoted to it and Ship It, which I also plan to review, at ClexaCon this year I was looking for it everywhere. Finally I managed to track it down through a local library app, Libby. When in doubt library it out I guess! Continue reading “The Summer of Jordi Perez Book Review ( @theames )from @kleffnotes”

The Marriage Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Bekim and Anita are preparing for their wedding and their future lives together, but their nuptials are slightly clouded by their families and their pasts. Anita has been waiting for news of her parents for years following the Kosovar War of 1999 and Bekim finds himself dealing with someone from his past that he never expected to return. The Marriage examines the relationship between not only the bride and groom, but also how their pasts are impacting their future. Continue reading “The Marriage Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

LGBTQ+ Holiday Shopping Guide from @kleffnotes

It’s December 1st which means the holiday shopping season is definitely upon us. Now regardless of what you celebrate, if you even celebrate at all, this time of year always feels like it involves gift giving in some capacity. This year I wanted to highlight some LGBTQ+ connected sites that you can find things that are perfect for anyone in your life. These are listed in no particular order, though somehow they are unintentionally in alphabetical order, and I recommend checking out each of the sites, even if you aren’t in a shopping mood right this minute. Continue reading “LGBTQ+ Holiday Shopping Guide from @kleffnotes”

Black Diamond Fall Book Review from @kleffnotes

Jospeh Olshan is an acclaimed writer whose work has even been adapted into a film, Clara’s Heart starring Whoppi Goldberg and Neil Patrick Harris, and in his latest work he uses some true events to create a complex story of love and struggling with your identity. Black Diamond Fall is a captivating read that draws together two varying plots into a neatly combined story full of longing. Continue reading “Black Diamond Fall Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Connie Collingsworth of Butch and Sissy ( @butchandsissy )from @kleffnotes

I had the opportunity to chat with Connie, the founder and owner of Butch and Sissy. I had seen her products online and met her in person at ClexaCon 2018. Beyond buying a bunch of products from her, I also got to talking with her and when her podcast, Is There Gay Stuff In It?, started I was psyched. You can find her LGBTQ+ themed products on the official Butch & Sissy website and for this interview we chatted the business and the podcast. Thanks again to Connie for taking the time to answer all of my questions. Continue reading “Interview with Connie Collingsworth of Butch and Sissy ( @butchandsissy )from @kleffnotes”

Fangirl Freakouts: #NationalComingOutDay 1 Year Later from @kleffnotes

It has been one year since I wrote my coming out article for The Nerdy Girl Express and roughly one year since I came out to my parents, which was the major coming out element I had yet to do in my life. After one year I wanted to do some follow-up and share how my life has changed in the roughly 365 days since I completely came out. While last time I did a full article, the 11th fell on a Thursday and I thought it’d be fun to do a video instead. Continue reading “Fangirl Freakouts: #NationalComingOutDay 1 Year Later from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Oliver Mayer from @kleffnotes

I had the chance to chat with Oliver Mayer about the anxiously awaited sequel to his exceptional play, Blade to the Heat, Members Only. Set 22 years after the events his characters experienced, this new production examines what changes have happened over that span of time. Thank you to Oliver Mayer for speaking with me and for sharing some insights into his new work. Continue reading “Interview with Oliver Mayer from @kleffnotes”

Taproot Comic Review ( @KeezyBees ) from @kleffnotes

Keezy Young’s Taproot is a sweet and touching romance between two young men, with a bit of a supernatural spin. Hamal is a young gardener who just so happens to be able to see ghosts. One of these ghosts is a young man around his age named Blue and while it goes unspoken between them there is a deep connection that has been growing since the day they met. More recently Blue has been periodically disappearing and finding himself in a spooky place outside of the living world and this place reveals secrets that neither Blue nor Hamal ever anticipated. Continue reading “Taproot Comic Review ( @KeezyBees ) from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Nik Kacy from @kleffnotes

I had the opportunity to chat with designer, NiK Kacy about their upcoming Equality Fashion Week in Los Angeles. This is the first event of its kind in the LA area and is being run to help give a spotlight to LGBT+ designers and their work, as well as help benefit the LGBT+ community through outreach. I greatly appreciate NiK Kacy taking the time to speak with me and if you are in the area starting on October 5th you should definitely try and check out their event.

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