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I am going to wear these awesome rainbow PJ bottoms as leggings

I am going to wear these awesome rainbow PJ bottoms as leggings because: rainbows! To me they represent both being out and proud as a lesbian, and magical hopeful rainbows. My neighbor and friend Debbie picked them up for me at Winner’s!

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What a gift for Pride Week! USA Gains Marriage Equality In All 50 States!

The USA has just gained marriage equality in all 50 states! SO happy for the USA and proud of you all, too. Congratulations on marriage equality! This is truly love winning and not hate. We are inching towards ‪#‎LGBTQ‬ equality! … Continue reading

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SCARS audiobook now available for pre-order!

SCARS audiobook is now available for pre-order! It releases Sept 1st–a month before STAINED releases. The SCARS audiobook is read by Emily Bauer. It’s a different cover than the original book, but it’s still the same book on the inside. … Continue reading

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SCARS in the front display of indie bookstore Blue Heron Books. See my books in the wild? Send me a photo and I’ll feature it.

I love it when my friends and readers send me photos of my books out in the wild. It feels so good to see! My friend and fellow YA author Erin Thomas (who is a fantastic writer and writing teacher … Continue reading

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Cheryl Rainfield on SCARS being challenged, and the need for “dark” books – for Banned Book Week

In the video below, I talk about Scars being challenged, why I wrote Scars, and the need for “dark” books – for Banned Book Week. I read banned and challenged books, and I hope you do, too! Here are some … Continue reading

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Lambda Literary: 2010 in Review: Dan Savage, and SCARS giveaway

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this post about Dan Savage. Dan Savage started the whole It Gets Better videos for lesbian/gay/bi/trans youth, in response to the queer teen suicides after homophobia and bullying. He started one of … Continue reading

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Food For Thought Thanksgiving

Lee Wind (of I’m Here, I’m Queer, What the Hell Do I Read?) asked me if I had a personal story behind Scars that made it the book I HAD to write. Check out my answer: The Personal Connection That … Continue reading

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Is it okay to say “queer”? My opinion on it.

Someone, after watching my It Gets Better video, asked me if it was okay to use the word queer. I appreciated the question. I know it’s not always easy to know what is “right” or politically okay–AND it also varies … Continue reading

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Cheryl Rainfield’s It Gets Better video for queer youth & anyone thinking of suicide

You’ve probably seen or heard about the It Gets Better Campaign in response to all the recent gay suicides resulting from homophobic bullying? I hope you have, any way. I know what it’s like to be bullied, abused, and hated–and … Continue reading

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Wear Purple In Honor

Wear purple in honor Oct 20th! I will be. Let queer youth–queer people everywhere–know they’re not alone, and help to honor those who did not make it.

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