TJ is a writer living in Portland, OR.

Hope in the Dark

Hope in the Dark

I just finished Hope in the Dark, which I discovered when I came across a Stop Trump Reading List someone shared online. I've seen several different versions of this reading list online and Hope in the Dark was on most of them. It also seemed like the best one to start with because hope was something I was feeling in short supply of.

I can't recommend it enough.

Written in response to the re-election of George Bush, it still feels relevant today. It's easy for progressives to forget the gains that we've made in this country, the battles that have been fought and won. It's easy to forget that the people who started those battles did not know they would succeed. It's easy to forget that the battles never really end, they go on after everyone goes home. It's easy to forget the victories when there are so many losses still.

This book makes me feel less helpless.

Before we have strategies we have to believe that we can win.

The Gay Men Project

The Gay Men Project

Oregon Book Awards

Oregon Book Awards

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