I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World

I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World

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What can we hope for at the end of the world? What can we trust in when community has broken our hearts? What would it mean to pursue justice without violence? How can we love in the absence of faith?

In a heartbreaking yet hopeful collection of personal essays and prose poems, blending the confessional, political, and literary, Kai Cheng Thom dives deep into the questions that haunt social movements today. With the author's characteristic eloquence and honesty, I Hope We Choose Love proposes heartfelt solutions on the topics of violence, complicity, family, vengeance, and forgiveness. Taking its cues from contemporary thought leaders in the transformative justice movement such as adrienne maree brown and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, this provocative book is a call for nuance in a time of political polarization, for healing in a time of justice, and for love in an apocalypse.

Title:I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World
ISBN:9781551527758
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  • Leonicka

    Read this slow. It's dense, so resist the need to summarize your feelings in a soundbite or hot take. Just... Sit with it for a while. Then talk about it out loud (in person even!) with one friend. (T...

  • Danika at The Lesbrary

    I am so grateful for authors like Kai Cheng Thom, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, and adrienne maree brown for taking on the difficult, important conversation around social justice as well as queer ...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    This was an interesting read because I've read Kai Cheng Thom's work and was blown away by her in previous years. This essay collection pulls back the curtain to the trauma that accompanies fame wheth...

  • Zaynab

    I found the poetic thread throughout this book moving, as well as the essays towards the end of the book where the author is really grounded in her experiences with family. These moments to me seemed ...

  • l.

    1. The life expectancy of trans women is not 35. This is a complete fabrication and spreading it is not helpful to anyone. Where the statistic came from and why it is false here: https://enoughtohold....

  • Tatiana

    I had my library buy this book so I could read it; so I read the paperback version. As I read the book, I felt like I wasn't the target audience. On one hand, I'm eager to learn more about the ways pe...

  • Maia

    What a fantastic collection of essays! Kai Cheng Thom as been on my radar for a while, after listening to two great podcast interviews with her (season 4 episode 16 of Secret Feminist Agenda, and epis...

  • Isaac R. Fellman

    Beautiful and powerful. There are arguments and critiques of queer community in here that I wouldn’t trust coming from most people, but that Thom has more than the moral authority and rigor of argum...

  • Lizzie

    I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World by Kai Cheng Thom is a beautiful, heartbreaking, thought-provoking collection of poems and essays that delve into complex question...

  • Esther Espeland

    Ahaha this was timely! Tbh not a fan of her poetry or her writing style necessarily, but her takes were so hot that overall got a lot out of this! Really appreciated her essays on queer kinship struct...