Freedom of the Individual by Shea Balik

Freedom of the Individual by Shea Balik

Jul 31, 2014

There are over seven billion people in the world and yet with all those people across the world there are no two people exactly alike. We are individuals with our own ideas, our own beliefs and our own interests. No matter how closely related or how similar our interests are we are still our own person. So why are we trying so hard to fit those around us into a...

Love Is Love by Olivia Black

Love Is Love by Olivia Black

Jan 17, 2014

Along my writing journey, my family, friends, and readers have asked similar questions. How can you write so many different types of books? My answer is always the same, love is love. It doesn’t matter if the characters are Male/Female, Male/Female/Male, Female/Female, or Male/Male. The characters will always change, but the end result is the same, they live...

The Real Wolves: Confronting Masculinity

The Real Wolves: Confronting Masculinity

Jul 3, 2013

Recognizing that society often holds men to a very high and specific standard is obvious. We are surrounded by these very specific examples of what men are supposed to look and act like, the ways we expect them to react to different situations, and are also faced with the possibility of a social collapse when men stray from within these lines. We assume men are...

Out and Abroad: Gay Rights in Uganda

Out and Abroad: Gay Rights in Uganda

Apr 17, 2013

In much of Africa, being openly gay is a dangerous undertaking. Thirty-seven African countries criminalize homosexuality, and in at least three countries homosexual conduct is punishable by death. Even in South Africa, where gay marriage is legal, corrective rape of lesbians is distressingly common. In Uganda, a particularly repressive piece of anti-gay...