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Ella Dawson is a sex and culture critic whose writing has been published by ELLE, MTV, Vox, Women's Health, and more. In her talks, she speaks to the crisis of miscommunication in our lives, from our dehumanizing culture of casual sex to how shame keeps us silent about our mental and sexual health.
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The City We Became
A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy (1))
N. K. Jemisin - Mar 24, 2020
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Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city from an ancient evil in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.Every great city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got six.But every city als...
Ella Dawson
May 13, 2021
@bfishbfish I will vote for anyone who says that their favorite book is @nkjemisin’s The City We Became      source
The Duke Who Didn't
Courtney Milan - Sep 21, 2020
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Miss Chloe Fong has plans for her life, lists for her days, and absolutely no time for nonsense. Three years ago, she told her childhood sweetheart that he could talk to her once he planned to be serious. He disappeared that very night.Except now he’s back. Jeremy Wentworth, the Duke of Lansing, has returned to the tiny village he once visited with...
Ella Dawson
Dec 07, 2020
I just finished reading @courtneymilan's The Duke Who Didn't, and I don't think I have ever read a romance SO delightful, SO comforting, SO funny, and SO charming. It's like a big smart warm hug and I want to buy a copy for all of my friends.      source
Ella Enchanted
Gail Carson Levine - Apr 25, 1997
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At birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent young fairy named Lucinda, who bestows on her the "gift" of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction, but not feisty Ella: "Instead of making me docile, Lucinda's curse made a rebel of me. Or perhaps I was that way natural...
Ella Dawson
Nov 23, 2020
"Ella Enchanted makes it clear that obedience is not a virtue, and that never having the option to refuse is a miserable, unlivable existence." One of my favorite children's books is a great primer on consent:      source
If He's So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad?
Recognizing and Overcoming Subtle Abuse
Avery Neal - Mar 27, 2018
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Foreword by Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of ...
Ella Dawson
Sep 26, 2019
For the love of all things good and loving, everyone should read Avery Neal’s book about subtle abuse.      source
Luckiest Girl Alive
A Novel
Jessica Knoll - Apr 05, 2016
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HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE.As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.But Ani has a se...
Ella Dawson
Mar 01, 2018
@DanaSchwartzzz I'm so curious how she handles Luckiest Girl Alive... that book is total brilliant chaos.      source
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