Our Friend is Here! Pride Month Edition – Min, Book Blogger; Growing Up Sapphic in Latin American and the Issue of Complex Representation

Our Friend is Here! Pride Month Edition - Min, Book Blogger; Growing Up Sapphic in Latin American and the Issue of Complex Representation. An illustration of Xiaolong the axolotl, with her arms spread out wide like she is showing off someone, with Min as a gray hawk, wearing a floral bandanna around her neck and wearing red glasses.

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.

Something that I’m very cognizant about when it comes to Pride Month is how Western-centric and US-centric Pride Month discussions can be. Not only does every country and culture have its own unique history of Pride and what it means to be liberated, but how queerness is perceived, navigated, and reconciled is different too.
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