Episode 21: Traveling Safely As A Woman and Grace's Art Style
Grace and Alvina reflect back on their weeks and talk about everything from book store visits to building chicken runs. Alvina enjoys the part of her job where she takes a break from editing and gets to visit a variety of different book stores. Grace has been busy working but also focusing on the tall chicken run/treehouse being constructed in her back yard for her family of chickens!
They also discuss an important topic that has been on their minds lately and in the media in regards to the #MeToo movement: safety while traveling alone as females. Alvina refers to a harrowing experience that author Kelly Barnhill had earlier this year using LYFT. Grace talks about the some of the safety tools she uses for herself while traveling alone. They both discuss how much harder it is to travel alone as women than men and they suggest maybe having safety tips and warnings on their travel itineraries.
As Grace and Alvina take a trip down memory lane, they discuss Grace’s art style as it has changed over the years. They mention the pros and cons to creating digital art which she is beginning to use for sketching and drawing. However, traditional painting is where she finds the real joy in creating.
As usual, the book friends forever end with what they’re grateful for. Alvina is grateful for so many wonderful LBGQT books out there and Grace is thankful that she has such a supportive team behind promoting her new book, A Big Bed for Little Snow.