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Freedom House by KB Brookins

gigireadswithkiki's review

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emotional reflective sad slow-paced

4.0

This was absolutely bursting to the seams with emotions, all at once angry and melancholy and sorrowful and joyful, truly KB Brookins has embodied it all. Their pieces were full of STARK reflections on their life as a Black queer trans man growing up in Texas, I truly felt every fiber of their being oozing from every word. Not every poem hit for me but my favs were all the T-shot series as well as America (remixed)!  

biggaywave's review

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emotional inspiring reflective slow-paced

5.0

Using varying forms of poetry, KB tells us just what is on their mind, and it is a scathing review of the failings of cis/hetero white capitalist and colonized America. These poems give meaning and emotion to the individual and community plights that reject these structures daily. 

kmcfall's review

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challenging dark emotional inspiring reflective fast-paced

4.25

shawnapantzke's review against another edition

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emotional tense fast-paced

4.0

rebeltheflow's review

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challenging emotional hopeful informative inspiring fast-paced

4.75

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Nothing has ever made me (a straight male with many lgbtqia+ friends, transitioning, & nonbinary identifying friends) understand and empathize with the daily and systemic struggles that transgenders face. At least in a way that is this accessible and creative. If you want to get out of your societal norm bubble of fragile masculinity like me then read this, and get educated and entertained at the same time. If you are transitioning or have transitioned yourself then read this to experience some positive representation. Throw in the intersectionality of being Black in Texas…this was such a powerful social justice read.

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interrobang's review

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5.0

i wrote some resume/cover letter anticapitalist poems like a decade ago and it ruled to see KB perfect the form. love their poems, wanna live in the freedom house.

charlieriver48's review

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emotional medium-paced

5.0

novella42's review

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challenging emotional inspiring reflective sad fast-paced

4.75

sapphodemia's review against another edition

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emotional reflective medium-paced

3.75

bbarre's review

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challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

5.0