Download Epub Format ✓ Brave Face PDF by º Shaun David Hutchinson If you, like me, mainly read fiction, you might have read your fair share of LGBTQ books, but won t have read much about the queer people who actually wrote those books And of course, fiction has huge value in capturing human experience But reading about someone s actual reality is a different kind of experience.
I don t read memoirs a lot, but I read a few of Shaun David Hutchinson s books recently and really loved those, so when I saw he had a memoir coming out, I knew I had to read it And I m very glad I did Because his memoir shows a very different type of representation A honest, less polished type At times this book felt almost invasive to read because of how brutally honest it was It must have taken a lot of courage to write a book like this, and then publish it and allow others to read and, inevitably, judge it, and you I can only applaud the author for that.
People are ultimatel it feels utterly ridiculous to rate a memoir but still, i m just really grateful to shaun for being brave enough to share his story with us we need it lgbt youth growing up figuring themselves out need it.
Critically Acclaimed Author Of We Are The Ants Described As Having Hints Of Vonnegut S Slaughterhouse Five School Library Journal Opens Up About What Led To An Attempted Suicide In His Teens, And His Path Back From The Experience I Wasn T Depressed Because I Was Gay I Was Depressed And Gay Shaun David Hutchinson Was Nineteen Confused Struggling To Find The Vocabulary To Understand And Accept Who He Was And How He Fit Into A Community In Which He Couldn T See Himself The Voice Of Depression Told Him That He Would Never Be Loved Or Wanted, While Powerful And Hurtful Messages From Society Told Him That Being Gay Meant Love And Happiness Weren T For HimA Million Moments Large And Small Over The Years All Came Together To Convince Shaun That He Couldn T Keep Going, That He Had No Future And So He Followed Through On Trying To Make That A RealityThankfully Shaun Survived, And Over Time, Came To Embrace How Grateful He Is And How To Find Self Acceptance In This Courageous And Deeply Honest Memoir, Shaun Takes Readers Through The Journey Of What Brought Him To The Edge, And What Has Helped Him Truly Believe That It Does Get Better January 25th, 2019 Wowowowowowwowowowow is this book important It was pretty surreal reading so in depth about Shaun s life considering he s my favorite author of all time and I can now consider him a friend I always have a hard time reviewing memoirs because it s someone s life, but I will say that while it is an important read, it could also me incredibly triggering I plan to mark in this review where the specific things are mentioned in the book, soon, but just know that this goes into great detail about suicide, depression, self harm, anxiety, and queerphobia There is no rating because I always feel odd about rating memoirs Just know that I really enjoyed this.
March 20th, 2018 I had the absolute pleasure of announcing this book which can be found here so of cour O SDH um dos meus autores favoritos e eu acho que eu falo isso em todas as resenhas de livros dele que eu j escrevi aqui neste site, mas com Brave Face eu acho que ele tomou um lugar no meu cora o que n o tem mais volta Al m de me inspirar como escritor, ele me inspira tanto como PESSOA aaarrg Ok Brave Face um livro de mem rias e fala sobre anos horr veis na vida do Shaun, que tem como pice a sua tentativa de suic dio Obviamente o livro muito bem sinalizado em seus avisos de gatilho Mas aqui esse tipo de notifica o n o chega para o leitor apenas com um Trigger Warning suic dio Com as palavras mais carinhosas poss veis, o autor sempre deixa claro para o leitor o que est prestes a acontecer no cap tulo seguint What an incredible memoir So F cking Good.
The thing I appreciate about books dealing with any challenging aspects of growing up or being a person in the world and in Shaun s case, being gay and having depression is when they don t end on a happy note, but end on the fact that being OKAY is the goal That finding a space to be OKAY is the challenge and the work done to manage life on realistic terms This book does that.
There are trigger warnings throughout, as this book delves into life with depression, suicide ideation and an attempt, as well as what life is like being gay and not having a strong sense of self and acceptance, in part because the world around you offers none of the role models you deserve to see Shaun doesn t shy away from sharing some of the poor decisions he made or the behaviors he engaged in that don t put him in a great light, but tho Coming out is, far too often, about the person we re coming out to than it is about us Not only do we have to expose this part of ourselves we ve got hidden, but we have to shepherd the person we re telling through and be careful not to hurt their feelings Let me just say that I m in awe of all the groundbreaking books that are being released this year They brave and empowering, inclusive and honest, and Brave Face is no exception.
If you have no idea who Shaun David Hutchinson is, wellHe is doing a fantastic job of writing the most astonishing books with lots of queer teens and a strong focus on mental health and depression Brave Face is his memoir, where he talks about growing up as a queer kid in the 80 s and 90 s It s both weird and cool to get to kno
a huge gift to teens and young adults 67 year old married women too , who have experienced depression, thoughts of suicide, challenges with coming out as a gay person fitting in finding one s own voice and being ok with oneself is enough Sensitive topics trigger warnings included a