Tag Archive: Becca Benz

Book Review: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld This book surprised me in many ways. I almost put it back on the shelf at the library because a book about a First Lady is not something which would normally appeal to me, but Curtis Sittenfeld is an author I recently discovered so I figured what the heck, I’ll give …

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Book review: The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

I’ve read a lot of books which were entertaining and enjoyable even though the characters or plot were not completely believable, or the dialogue was choppy or the humor forced. But occasionally you are blessed to come upon an author whose writing style and dialogue flow seamlessly and the humor comes naturally, and the characters …

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New feature: Good Reads with Becca!

I have always been an avid reader since I was a young child, which I got from my mom who always had a book with her and encouraged my love of reading. I had a subscription to National Geographic at an early age which opened up a whole new world to me. I still have …

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Hope

I’ve been mostly silent for the past week and a half, but I’ve still been writing, a lot. Writing is like a form of therapy to me, it helps me to think and make sense of what goes on in my life. Sometimes I just write like I’m journaling, or sometimes I’ll write to someone …

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Getting past my insecurities about joining a gym

I recently joined a gym because in the past year it’s gotten harder to maintain the level of fitness I’m used to, which I’m assuming is due to being another year older and my metabolism slowing down. Ah yes, the joys of getting older. I feel like I’ve been working out twice as much and …

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Trump Inauguration 2017: The Day America and I Got Reamed

When my colonoscopy got rescheduled to January 20th I had to laugh because how appropriate is it to get a colonoscopy on Trump’s Inauguration Day. Metaphorically speaking, you could not have asked for a more perfect aligning of the stars to bring these two events together, because when you think about it, both America and …

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Life and Death

This has been a year defined by life and death. The year started off with the birth of my precious grandson, but was soon followed by the news that my step-father had been moved to hospice care as his terminal disease was nearing the end of its course. Then I recently learned I will once …

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Father’s Day as a trans woman

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are times to celebrate the special bond between children and their parents, but they can be difficult and confusing times for transgender people and their families. There can be uncertainty about whether it’s appropriate to celebrate Father’s Day for a trans woman or Mother’s Day for a trans man. And …

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What Memorial Day means to me

To a lot of people Memorial Day signifies the unofficial beginning of summer and a time to party. But to me Memorial Day is a day which holds a lot of significance and is a somber day; I think about those who served, I read and watch the videos which show the stories of those …

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The groundbreaking trans series Her Story

Her Story is a six episode series that debuted in September 2015 about the dating lives of two trans women in Los Angeles and stars transgender writer and actor Jen Richards, trans entrepreneur and actor Angelica Ross, and writer/actor Laura Zak. Richards and Zak also co-wrote the script. What makes this series so groundbreaking is …

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