Our Friend is Here! Pride Month Edition – Holly, Blogger and Librarian; Ebb and Flow: Navigating Queerness, Chronic Illness, and Finding the Right Words

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An illustration of Xiaolong the axolotl, waving her hand and winking at you while holding up a flag with the inclusive Pride flag - horizontal stripes of black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Our Friend is Hereis a guest feature at The Quiet Pond, where authors, creatives, and fellow readers, are invited to ‘visit’ the Pond! In Our Friend is Here! guest posts, our visitors (as their very own unique character!) have a friendly conversation about anything related to books or being a reader — and become friends with Xiaolong and friends.

Pride Month is a month-long event at The Quiet Pond, where during the month of June, queer authors and bookish content creators are invited to celebrate being queer, queer books, and their experiences of being a queer reader. Find the introduction post for Pride Month at The Quiet Pond here.

Across the discussions we have hosted and shared during our Pride Month series, how queerness intersects with different identities has been something we have talked about a lot. However, something we haven’t quite touched on yet – and is a space that isn’t really discussed enough – is how queerness can intersect with chronic illness.
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