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January-February 2018

REVIEW: New anthology explores why you should trust your intuition

Inside Happy If You Know It

Allyson Aritcheta

Front+and+back_photo+credit+Angela+LewisHappy If You Know it
With/out Pretend, $30.00

The poetry, fiction, art, essays, and photography in Happy If You Know It grapple with one question: “What does it mean to trust our intuition?” Women in the anthology answer by sharing their truths, shortcomings, and pain without hesitation. Their voices unfurl revelations that become points of intimate shared knowledge between the contributor and the reader, like a big sister sharing experiences with another big sister. Exploring topics from Kim Kardashian to dating disasters, and suicidal ideation to body positivity, each contributor reflects on what it means to trust one’s self—and the internal screaming and hushed tones that it takes before one does.

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