Here is my review for the lovely title that is The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, edited by Hope Nicholson.
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The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a non-fiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female creators. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Marguerite Bennett (Marvel’s A-Force), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and over fifty more creators. It’s a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comics, and sci-fi to those that work behind the scenes: creators and industry insiders.
- diverse stories: young girls, older girls, white girls, black girls, mixed race girls, bisexual girls, demisexual girls, hetero girls, trans girls, ALL THE GIRLS
- it has stories that will touch you, no matter what’s your thing
- will make you cry, laugh, relate and think about your own geek life
- all the amazing canadian ladies involved
- beautiful art AND writing
- you don’t need to be a girl to enjoy this, it’s that relatable
- didn’t understand some of the references to media I’m not familiar with
I was attracted to this by the names and the gorgeous cover by Noelle Stevenson. The first story, by Marguerite Bennett completely took my heart. I felt all the feels while reading most of the stories and comics. My favourites were by writers Cherelle Higgens, Gita Jackson, Diana McCallum, Hope Nicholson and artists Laura Neubert, Paulina Ganucheau, Sarah Winifred Searie. Some I didn’t relate or comprehend that much, but either way, I absolutely loved this anthology. It reminded me how great it is to be a nerd. I will hold this book very closely to my heart and I feel like it’s one of those reads that can and will touch you immensely. I need to pre-order a physical copy!
See you guys soon,