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I am delighted that STAINED is featured in a Wiki video: 12 Compelling Young Adult Thrillers.

I am delighted that STAINED is featured in a Wiki video: 12 Compelling Young Adult Thrillers. (beaming) It is timely since Sarah in STAINED is raped by her captor and must find a way to save herself, just as I did – and this is #SAAM Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Survivors are strong.
You can see the video with 12 YA thrillers at https://wiki.ezvid.com/m/12-compelling-young-adult-thrillers-n3abSt2GDGfZL

#YAthriller #YAbooks #yabookrecommendations #bookrecs #bookrecommendations
#stained #abduction #rape #sexualassault #MeToo #csa
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It always feels so good when readers love my books and let others know –

It always feels so good when readers love my books and let others know – and even more when they see a need for my books, when they know my books can help others feel less alone, stop hurting themselves, know they are strong, and heal. Books are such a safe and powerful way to explore painful issues and be reminded of our own strength.
So I was delighted when reader Linda Hall-Webster posted this. Thank you for your generosity, Linda, in buying a copy for your library, too! You are a sweetheart.
From Linda Hall-Webster: “One of my favorites! Found it in the wild and had to grab it – Cheryl Rainfield, I knew I’d find one . ❤

This is actually my second copy purchased for myself. The first I donated to the library I used to work at because I knew it needed to be there. ❤
This work resonates with me for various reasons, mainly it’s a great story of over coming strife, leaning to trust not only yourself, your thoughts and memories too and that over all love is stronger than anything.” #cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #YAbooks #bookstagram #bookrecs #scars #hunted #STAINED #selfharm #selfinjury #cutting #sexualabuse #trauma #healing #MeToo #csa #sexualassault
#loveisstronger #lovewins #lovetrumpshate #lgbtqYA #lgbtqia Continue reading

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I know I’m doing something good when I start getting trolls.

I know I’m doing something good when I start getting trolls. A troll posted a rainbow flag beneath a crossed-out sign on my You Don’t Deserve To Be Hurt video on Instagram.
I blocked them (which deleted their comment). It was funny because I didn’t mention #LGBTQ content in that video – although I AM always out/proud

I find it interesting that he left a homophobic comment on that video – reminding survivors and everyone that they don’t deserve to be hurt by anyone. Unless he chose randomly, that means he found something in my message threatening. Avoiding abuse & self-abuse IS political.

Because abuse keeps those with power in power, and keeps those that are oppressed oppressed. Finding ways to escape abuse, including self-abuse that we’ve been taught, is not just healing, it is revolutionary and political.

Keep taking good care of yourself!

#BelieveSurvivors #istandwithyou #ibelieveyou #lovetrumpshate #lovealwayswins
#selflove #loveyourself #lgbtqia
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #csa #healing #hope #selfharm #scars #abuse #homophobia #sexualabuse #sexualassault Continue reading

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It is such a delight when readers let me – and others – know that they love my books! (beaming)

It is such a delight when readers let me – and others – know that they love my books! (beaming) This from reader and poet @jacob.lasher – I remember being so excited for this book to come out! Cheryl Rainfield has influenced me in ways beyond my own imagining. I am grateful people like her exist and I truly hope that my books can have the same impact on others like hers have done to me! @cherylrainfield
#STAINED #cherylrainfield #bookrecommendations #bookrecs #bookstagram
#YAbooks #yabookrecs #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAbooksmentalhealth #metoo #sexualassault #healing Continue reading

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If you are a teen boy, work with boys, or have a son, I hope you’ll read this important, powerful, and eye-opening article

If you are a teen boy, work with boys, or have a son, I hope you’ll read this important, powerful, and eye-opening article by @halseanderson about boys and consent, and then have some open, honest discussions. If we want a world with less sexual violence, we need to have these conversations and help boys understand how important consent is.
http://time.com/5503804/ive-talked-with-teenage-boys-about-sexual-assault-for-20-years-this-is-what-they-still-dont-know/

#MeToo #sexualassault #rape #consent #healthyrelationships #lauriehalseanderson #speak #YAlit #yabooks #YAsaves #yaauthor Continue reading

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