January 2019: Saints & Misfits


Guiding Questions

TW: sexual assault

  1. There are themes of choice, shame, and respectability politics throughout. What behaviors and assumptions maintain the status quo?

  2. Would the plot work outside of a young adult format?

  3. How is the discussion and representation of masculinity similar and different to your own experiences?

  4. If other religions had physical representations of different faith interpretations, do you think there would be more literature explaining their realities?

  5. How is masculinity and femininity explored in religious communities? How are personal relationships and communication explored in the same spaces?

  6. How does performing culture and religion impact Janna’s relationships?

  7. “What’s wrong with being weak?” can look like a lot of things. What did it make you think about?

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