Brigid Downey

Body Love Resources

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Introduction Earlier I posted a post on ditching your New Years’ diet and why diet culture sucks and I realized my resource list was just too long for the bottom of that blog post. I decided to make a resource page that I (and you) can link back to of body-positive, fat-liberation, and anti-diet resources […]

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New Years 2021

Happy 2021 everybody! At least I’m hopeful it might be happier. I debated on doing a Year in Review this year because I haven’t actually blogged a lot and it’s been a crappy year overall, but I thought in an effort to start blogging more consistently and nurturing this website again I would go ahead […]

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Mexican Gothic | Spooky Book Reviews

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It’s October! So I thought I’d come back from hiatus with some spooky reads for you all! Over the summer I read Mexican Gothic, a psychological thriller set in the 1950s in Mexico. Synopsis From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes a novel set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. After receiving a frantic […]

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Book Rainbow! | Pride 2020

HAPPY PRIDE! I’m so so excited to bring you a book rainbow this year. Every single book on this list has LGBTQIA+ representation and some of them have other representation. I will try to outline the diversity as I find it, but some of these books I haven’t read yet and if I got any […]

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My Self Care Tips for Anxiety | Mental Health Awareness Month

Hello Dreamers! For my last post in May, I wanted to acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Month, especially during the pandemic. I was diagnosed with depression and generalized anxiety disorder when I was 16, though they were monitoring signs of anxiety when I was 11. I’ve grown up having mental health issues for most of my […]

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These Witches Don’t Burn | Review and Book 2 Release Info!

This book was everything that I want in a book. It takes place in Salem where I spent most of my childhood having grown up in the adjacent town. The main character is a lesbian, there’s bi representation– and witches, they are witches! I’ve been absolutely craving queer witchy media lately after getting entirely into “Motherhood: Fort Salem.”

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How to be a Hot Mess (Gracefully)

Good Afternoon from dreary, rainy Wisconsin. I struggled with what to write this week as I try to pick back up blogging weekly. My numbers have been rising steadily which is honestly unexpected during quarantine when (let’s be honest) we just want to mindlessly binge Netflix. I struggled to think of what would be relevant, […]

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Date Night Ideas: Social Distancing Edition!

I was thinking really hard about the content I wanted to make during this time. I know a lot of people are struggling with date night ideas, and since Josie and my anniversary are on Saturday, and we were long-distance for six years, I figured I’d give you some of my ideas for keeping the love alive weather you’re quarantined with your significant other or not!

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We Unleash the Merciless Storm | Review

“I’m thrilled I have a series about a girl who is desperately in love with another girl so much that she would move heaven and Earth for her.” This book broke me apart and put me back together. Thank you Tehlor Kay Mejia for weaving such a rich story about love, rebellion, and hope.

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Miss Americana is Fearless | Brigid Reviews

Last week Taylor Swift dropped her newest project, “Miss Americana,” on Netflix. The 1-hour 25-minute film is a documentary on the last few years of her life and career and there’s a lot to unpack. It’s bold, unapologetic, and honest in a way that hit home harder than I expected it to. ***From here on […]

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