Araw ng Kalayaan: #JunkTerrorBill (+ #BlackLivesMatter)

Hello! How are you all doing? This pandemic has really taken its toll on every single one of us so I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe during these scary times.

I know that we’ve all had a very rough year so far. I understand how physically and mentally exhausting 2020 has been and all you probably want to do is curl into a ball and shield yourself away from all the bad stuff. However, as much as you want to do that right now, we are still in need of your help.

Most of you are likely to know of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, aiming to take down white supremacy all over the world. Meanwhile, another movement—which is #JunkTerrorBill happening here in our country, all the way in the Philippines—is lobbying for human rights as leaders of our country try to take advantage of the law to silence those who oppose of their inhumane acts.

Today, June 12th, is the Philippine’s Independence Day which commemorates our country’s independence from Spain in 1898. Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan, my fellow Filipinos. But our fight isn’t over yet. I would like to take this opportunity to use my platform for awareness and as a small stepping stone towards change. Here, I share to you different resources and ways for you to help contribute to #JunkTerrorBill and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Please read this blog post until the end.

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Hi, friends! I’m so excited to be writing this because I think this readathon is just brilliant for my current predicament. But if you know me, you know that I am a catastrophic disaster when it comes to readathons. I seem to lack the focus and commitment to finish even one full readathon, whether it be a short week or a whole month. With that, I became really skeptical about participating.

However, my NetGalley problem far overpowers my skepticism so here I am now, perusing my NetGalley shelves for my TBR in this readathon.

The Galleyathon is a readathon hosted by Connor and Brooke which focuses on the galleys we requested (and have been approved for) on NetGalley, but never got around to reading yet. This is a week-long readathon, which runs from June 15th up until June 21st. Through this, hopefully I can revive my feedback ratio closer to a hundred percent.

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