I believe you. I stand with you. I am one of you. And you are not alone.

I believe you. I stand with you. I am one of you. And you are not alone.

If you tell about your sexual abuse or assault and the person doesn’t believe you, tell someone else. Find safety and support. You deserve to be believed when you speak out, and to be treated with compassion, caring, and dignity.

Hugging you all,
Cheryl Rainfield

#kidlit4Truth #MeToo #TimesUp #Kavanaugh 
#csa #sexualassault #rapesurvivor
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #YAbooks

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I believe you. I stand with you. I am one of you. And you are not alone.

If you tell about your sexual abuse or assault and the person doesn’t believe you, tell someone else. Find safety and support. You deserve to be believed when you speak out, and to be treated with compassion, caring, and dignity.

Hugging you all,
Cheryl Rainfield

#kidlit4Truth #MeToo #TimesUp #Kavanaugh
#csa #sexualassault #rapesurvivor
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #YAbooks

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I love that I can take my office outdoors and edit with Petal enjoying the weather…

I love that I can take my office outdoors and edit with Petal enjoying the weather.
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#amediting #authorlife
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist
#petalrainfield #chinesecrested #hairyhairless #dogstagram #ilovemydog #ilovemychinesecresteddog #dogmom

I love that I can take my office outdoors and edit with Petal enjoying the weather….#amediting #authorlife#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist#petalrainfield #chinesecrested #hairyhairless #dogstagram #ilovemydog #ilovemychinesecresteddog #dogmom

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I love this awesome bookswag from Demetra Brodsky for her #YAlit thriller DIVE SMACK

I love this awesome bookswag from @demebrodsky for her #YAlit thriller DIVE SMACK – a signed bookmark, Monarch butterfly tattoos, and a meaningful, hand-written card. I can’t wait to read her book!

It’s got fantastic blurbs by authors I love including @c_desir who said: “Complex, thrilling, and with a pitch-perfect narrative voice, DIVE SMACK will leave you on the edge of your seat and unable to put this one down.” #divesmack #demetrabrodsky #YAbooks #yarecs #bookrecs #bookrecommendations #booklove #bookswag #christadesir 
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

I love this awesome bookswag from Demetra Brodsky for her #YAlit thriller DIVE SMACK – a signed bookmark, Monarch butterfly tattoos, and a meaningful, hand-written card. I can’t wait to read her book!It’s got fantastic blurbs by authors I love including C Desir who said: “Complex, thrilling, and with a pitch-perfect narrative voice, DIVE SMACK will leave you on the edge of your seat and unable to put this one down.”

#divesmack #demetrabrodsky #YAbooks #yarecs #bookrecs #bookrecommendations #booklove #bookswag #christadesir #cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

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What words describe you here? Which ones would you add?

What words describe you here? Which ones would you add? I choose brave and strong for me. And maybe beautiful soul. (Smiling)
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The image is from my clipboard. I love positive words!
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#wordshavepower #positiveenergy #positivity
#lovealwayswins #loveisstronger #lovetrumpshate
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

What words describe you here? Which ones would you add? I choose brave and strong for me. And maybe beautiful soul. (Smiling)

The image is from my clipboard. I love positive words!…

#wordshavepower #positiveenergy #positivity#lovealwayswins #loveisstronger #lovetrumpshate#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

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Tomorrow needs me because my books offer hope; #LGBTQ, survivor, and mental health visibility; and help save lives.

Tomorrow needs me because my books offer hope; #LGBTQ, survivor, and mental health visibility; and help save lives. Because I have a voice that no one else has. And so do you.
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Why does tomorrow need you? Because it does. .
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#WSPD18 #TommorowNeedsYou #twloha @twloha
#suicideprevention #suicideawareness
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #ptsd #dissociation #selfharm #selfinjury #csa

Tomorrow needs me because my books offer hope; #LGBTQ, survivor, and mental health visibility; and help save lives. Because I have a voice that no one else has. And so do you.

Why does tomorrow need you? Because it does.

#WSPD18 #TommorowNeedsYou #twloha @twloha#suicideprevention #suicideawareness#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #ptsd #dissociation #selfharm #selfinjury #csa

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Please spread this around! Translifeline is an absolutely wonderful thing.

Please spread this around!  @party_harderson
@translifeline is an absolutely wonderful thing. You can support them by using the donate tab on their website.
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#transgender #trans #lgbtqia #LGBTQ
#suicideprevention #suicideawareness
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Please spread this around! Translifeline is an absolutely wonderful thing. You can support them by using the donate tab on their website.
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#transgender #trans #lgbtqia #LGBTQ
#suicideprevention #suicideawareness

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Using Young Adult Novels to Make Sense of #MeToo.

Using Young Adult Novels to Make Sense of #MeToo. Great article in #NYTimes. goo.gl/ZbRYzS 
Featuring #YAlit writers @halseanderson, @kamigarcia, & Amy Reed. Thank you for speaking out & writing important books. 
And thank you #librarians & #teachers for sharing them. We need you all.

I wish I’d had books like these as a teen. (Which is why I write what I do.) I’m so glad I have these books to read now! .
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#YAsaves #bookssavelives
#bookrecs #bookrecommendations 
#bookstagram #YAbooks
#lauriehalseanderson #speak #shout
#kamigarcia #brokenbeautifulhearts #amyreed #thenowheregirls #isabelquintero #gabiagirlinpieces
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

Using Young Adult Novels to Make Sense of #MeToo. Great article in #NYTimes. goo.gl/ZbRYzS
Featuring #YAlit writers Laurie Halse Anderson, Kami Garcia, and Amy Reed. Thank you for speaking out & writing important books.
And thank you #librarians and #teachers for sharing them. We need you all.

I wish I’d had books like these as a teen. (Which is why I write what I do.) I’m so glad I have these books to read now! .
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#YAsaves #bookssavelives
#bookrecs #bookrecommendations
#bookstagram #YAbooks
#lauriehalseanderson #speak #shout
#kamigarcia #brokenbeautifulhearts #amyreed #thenowheregirls #isabelquintero #gabiagirlinpieces
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

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I’ve just started using the Alive app by eVerbum and I am loving it.

I’ve just started using the Alive app by  eVerbum and I am loving it. It’s such a positive, encouraging, healing app that could be very helpful for those of us who deal with depression, anxiety, self-harm, and other mental health issues.

It is easy and even fun to use, you can skip things that you don’t want to do, and it’s also enlightening and/or has fantastic reminders of ways to shift your mood or help you use positive coping skills more. I also like the tiny tidbits of scientific reasons to follow some of the tasks or behaviours. 
It has many tasks, programs, mini articles, and more to help boost your happiness, including some concrete suggestions like listening to a happy song that you love, smelling a favorite smell, connecting with others, etc.

It’s free, though if you want to get rid of ads you either have to pay for it, or use coins you earn by using the app to temporarily get rid of ads. I highly recommend it!

It is only available on Android. If you have an iphone, try Happify. (Happify is also available on Android.)
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#positiveenergy #positivity #happinessbooster #depression #anxiety #selfharm #alive #aliveeverbum
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

I’ve just started using the Alive app by eVerbum and I am loving it. It’s such a positive, encouraging, healing app that could be very helpful for those of us who deal with depression, anxiety, self-harm, and other mental health issues.

It is easy and even fun to use, you can skip things that you don’t want to do, and it’s also enlightening and/or has fantastic reminders of ways to shift your mood or help you use positive coping skills more. I also like the tiny tidbits of scientific reasons to follow some of the tasks or behaviours.
It has many tasks, programs, mini articles, and more to help boost your happiness, including some concrete suggestions like listening to a happy song that you love, smelling a favorite smell, connecting with others, etc.

It’s free, though if you want to get rid of ads you either have to pay for it, or use coins you earn by using the app to temporarily get rid of ads. I highly recommend it!

It is only available on Android. If you have an iphone, try Happify. (Happify is also available on Android.)
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#positiveenergy #positivity #happinessbooster #depression #anxiety #selfharm #alive #aliveeverbum
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

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Racism and sexism in tennis is out of control.

Racism and sexism in tennis is out of control. Click on or copy/paste the link
bit.ly/SupportSerena to tell the @usta to rescind Serena’s fine.
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Via @weareultraviolet
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#serenawilliams #racism #sexism #tennis
#weareultraviolet

Racism and sexism in tennis is out of control. Click on the link
bit.ly/SupportSerena to tell the @usta to rescind Serena’s fine.
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Via @weareultraviolet
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#serenawilliams #racism #sexism #tennis
#weareultraviolet

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If you love an author’s books, here are some ways to help

If you look an author’s books, here are some ways to help so they can get even more books published. (Via  @therealbookgal)  Share with friends, fans & family!

Ways to Help Your Favorite Author:
1. Go to your local bookstore and ask for the book
2. Reserve a copy at your library
3. Show up for author events
4. Review the book
5. Follow the author on social media  6. Share an author’s promotion on social media.
7. Gift their book to friends!
8. Suggest the book to a local bookstore
9. Ask the author how you can help!  #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #authorsofinstagram #favoriteauthors #mustread  #YAwriter #YAbooks #booklover #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #bookish

If you love an author’s books, here are some ways to help so they can get even more books published. (Via @therealbookgal) Share with friends, fans & family!

Ways to Help Your Favorite Author:
1. Go to your local bookstore and ask for the book
2. Reserve a copy at your library
3. Show up for author events
4. Review the book
5. Follow the author on social media 6. Share an author’s promotion on social media.
7. Gift their book to friends!
8. Suggest the book to a local bookstore
9. Ask the author how you can help!

#writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #authorsofinstagram #favoriteauthors #mustread #YAwriter #YAbooks #booklover #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #bookish

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