Golden Son is the second book in Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy. In a futuristic reality, humans have spanned across the galaxy and live on different planets. They are ruled by the brilliant but mostly cold Gold’s, while other Colours … Continue reading
Red Rising is the first book in Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy and I loved it so much. In my review here, I am going to start with things that will not ruin the book for people who might want … Continue reading
The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín is so dark and more than a little twisted. I loved it. In a dystopian-future styled setting, the teenagers in The Call are in danger. A long time ago, the Sidhé, Irish fairies, were banished … Continue reading
Lily Aldrin and Marshall Eriksen – How I Met Your Mother Lily and Marshall are one of my favourite fictional couples for a few reasons. Firstly, they’re best friends, which kind of makes them a perfect couple in my opinion. … Continue reading
This year, Odds In Our Favor is reclaiming the narratives of socioeconomic, racial, sexual and gendered inequalities. Based on the themes of the Hunger Games, Odds In Our Favor provides fans with a forum to tell their stories and push back against the inequalities in a world with a shrinking middle class.
The #MyHungerGames hashtag is opening a space for people to tell personal stories about inequality. Stories can also be submitted to the My Hunger Games blog on Tumblr. I have been reading through the stories, and they are touching and heartbreaking but they are also inspiring and hopeful. It’s where I learned about the Campaign for Youth Justice.
Campaign for Youth Justice is an organization fighting to keep minors out of the adult prison system.
As a sociologist at heart (and by education), I am so inspired by the youth justice advocates who are involved with these kinds of campaigns.
I am very inspired by the stories that are being submitted and the power that these stories have to reclaim narratives of those who are marginalized. I would strongly encourage everyone to read these stories and submit one of their own if you’d like to share. You can go to the My Hunger Games blog here and the Odds In Our Favour website here. You can also follow the stories on Storify, Twitter, and Facebook. This is our hunger games!
… They did a really good job with it. They really did. It’s a corrupt system where people are kept down by being made to be overworked, by being given no opportunities, by not being allowed to hunt for themselves, … Continue reading