emmy is a PhD student (abd) in the School of Social Work at McMaster University, and a bookseller at a social justice oriented independent book shop. emmy is a trans enby settler, who grew up in Newfoundland, but now splits their time between Toronto, Ontario, and Denver, Colorado. They live with psychiatric disabilities and chronic illness. In their doctoral program, emmy conducts research on social work with other-than-human animals. They are also a member of Re:searching for LGBTQ2S+ Health, based out of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, a team that conducts community-based research to understand physical, emotional, and mental health experiences of LGTBQ2S+ people. emmy also loves spending time with their partners, and adopted dogs and cats, and enjoys emergent digital technology, film photography, snail mail, roller skating, and… obviously, reading.
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First and foremost, this blog was created to amplify trans, non-binary, and queer voices within the world of books and publishing. It is #OwnVoices, by and for enby and trans bookworms. It is written from the perspective of a bookseller and avid reader, and provides reviews, recommendations, news, and other related content about diverse books and book-related events. This page aims to provide resources for allies who are seeking to better serve QT+ communities, and a space where QT+ people can find content that resonates with them and that may be difficult to find elsewhere.