2016 was a year of struggle and resistance. A year of heartbreak and heartache. A year of tragedy and horror. A year of fighting, fighting, fighting. A year in which trauma ripped me away from solid ground. But it was also a year of grand adventure and steadfast love. It was a year of strengthening and growth. I’m looking towards 2017 now, not with empty optimism, but with resolve and grit.
In 2016, the majority of the books I read were written by women of color authors. In 2017, I resolve to amplify marginalized voices even more. I resolve to use my meager platform the best I can to raise & rise. I’m ready.
2016 Book Stats
Total Books Read: 89 (90 authors)
Books by Women Authors: 80/90 (89%)
Books by Authors of Color: 62/90 (69%)
Books by Women of Color Authors: 54/90 (60%)