Kaikeyi, Part 2
Rebel Girls Book Club
by Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins
9M ago
We are back, sort of. In this episode, we explain our leave of absence and make big announcements. We also finished the second half of Kaikeyi! We explore the challenges of communitarian work and ideals when you're embedded in privilege and how to navigate personal relationships with people who are participating in harmful and violent systems. To follow our episode schedule, go here: ⁠https://rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus⁠. Follow our social media pages on Instagram  ⁠https://www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/⁠ Facebook  ⁠https://www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/⁠ Good ..read more
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Kaikeyi, part 1
Rebel Girls Book Club
by Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins
1y ago
Maggie and Harmony explore the first half of a retelling of the Hindu Epic Ramayana, Kaikeyi by Vashnavi Patel. They talk about manipulation, the ethics of power quests, and the necessity of community when it comes to building new power structures. What we're reading: The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia To follow our episode schedule, go here: ⁠https://rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus⁠. Follow our social media pages on Instagram  ⁠https://www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/⁠ Facebook  ⁠https://www.facebook.com/RebelGirl ..read more
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The Great Reclamation interview with Rachel Heng
Rebel Girls Book Club
by Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins
1y ago
This week Maggie interviews Rachel Heng on her latest novel, The Great Reclamation. In this episode: ⁠The Great Reclamation by Rachel Heng To follow our episode schedule, go here: ⁠https://rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus⁠. Follow our social media pages on Instagram  ⁠https://www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/⁠ Facebook  ⁠https://www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/⁠ Goodreads⁠ https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/101801516-reb…⁠ and Twitter  ⁠https://twitter.com/RebelGirlsBook1⁠ , Or you can email us at ⁠RebelGirlsBookClub@gmail.com⁠. Our theme song is by The Gays, and our image is by M ..read more
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Practicing Bibliomancy and trickle down therapy
Rebel Girls Book Club
by Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins
1y ago
Harmony lacks the resources for therapy, so this week we practice some bookish mental health care. Bibliomancy is a spiritual tool for diving into the future and meaning-making. Maggie and Harmony use Bibliomancy on four books to make meaning of their current struggles. What Is Bibliomancy? Definition and Techniques In this episode: Lilith's Brood by Octavia Butler Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by R. F. Kuang Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens  When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple edited ..read more
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Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Rebel Girls Book Club
by Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins
1y ago
This week Maggie and Harmony read "Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves" by Fobazi Ettarh. We talk about libraries as sacred places, what it means to find meaning in your labor, the dangers of assuming your work produces good, and so much more. In this episode:  "Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves" by Fobazi Ettarh To follow our episode schedule, go here: rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus. Follow our social media pages on Instagram www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/ Facebook www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/ Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/u ..read more
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The Kiss Quotient
Rebel Girls Book Club
by Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins
1y ago
This week Maggie and Harmony talk about The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. We talk about the balance of power dynamics in this novel, class pressures, navigating a world that is structured for neurotypical people when you are neurodivergent, and so much more. In this episode: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang To follow our episode schedule, go here: rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus. Follow our social media pages on Instagram www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/ Facebook www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/ Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/101801516-reb… and Twitter twitter.com/RebelGirlsBook1 ..read more
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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Rebel Girls Book Club
by Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins
1y ago
This week Harmony and Maggie read Kindred by Octavia E. Butler. It can't be a season of RGBC without an Octavia episode! We talk about time travel as a metaphor for generational trauma, what it means to depict humanity, power, and so much more. In this episode: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler To follow our episode schedule, go here: rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus. Follow our social media pages on Instagram www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/ Facebook www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/ Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/101801516-reb… and Twitter twitter.com/RebelGirlsBook1 , Or you can emai ..read more
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"We Need Ceasefires Everywhere" by Bishop William Barber
Rebel Girls Book Club
by Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins
1y ago
This week, Harmony and Maggie discuss Bishop William Barber's sermon "We Need Ceasefires Everywhere", given on Christmas Eve in 2022. We discuss the human impact of war, the power of oration, what it means to be a global citizen, and so much more. In this episode: "We Need Ceasefires Everywhere" by Bishop William Barber To follow our episode schedule, go here: rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus. Follow our social media pages on Instagram www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/ Facebook www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/ Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/101801516-reb… and Twitter twitter.com/Re ..read more
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For Conseula - Anti-Fascista by Claudia Jones
Rebel Girls Book Club
by Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins
1y ago
This week Maggie and Harmony revisit the literary work and legacy of Claudia Jones, examining her poem "For Conseuala - Anti-Fascista". As always, poetry is challenging, but we work through it together to discuss solidarity in anti-colonial work.  In this episode: Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones by Carole Boyce Davies  To follow our episode schedule, go here: rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus. Follow our social media pages on Instagram www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/ Facebook www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/ Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/use ..read more
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Best Books of 2022
Rebel Girls Book Club
by Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins
1y ago
This week Harmony and Maggie walk you through their top books of 2022! Bonus: we also talk a little bit about our book goals (or lack thereof) for the new year.  To follow our episode schedule, go here: rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus. Follow our social media pages on Instagram www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/ Facebook www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/ Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/101801516-reb… and Twitter twitter.com/RebelGirlsBook1 , Or you can email us at RebelGirlsBookClub@gmail.com. Our theme song is by The Gays, and our image is by Mari Talor Renaud-Krutulis. --- Sen ..read more
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