The Queer Affirmations Coloring Book
by Joe Carlough Author and Ally Shwed Illustrator
Destroy heteronormative platitudes
Heteronormative platitudes got you down? Color these joyful queer affirmations instead! Next time someone pulls out an old walnut like, "It's just a phase, they'll grow out of it," you can correct it to, "I love your strong sense of self!" Sick of hearing trite shit like, "It could be worse"? Cross it out with a Sharpie and replace it with, "I'm sorry you're going through this." Not everyone in your life may know how to talk about feelings and affirm your experience, but you can do it for yourself and the community you create. Joe Carlough's thoughtful and humorous revisions of everyday platitudes pair perfectly with Ally Shwed's colorable scenarios of all sorts of queer people bonding with each other, expressing their emotions, and learning to love themselves a little more every day.
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