Hello and welcome to Ruby Bastille!  My name is Laura and I’m a writer, reader, wife, feminist, Christian, geek, gamer, tea drinker, and several other things as well. I live near Portland, Oregon, where it rains about as much as they say it does, and where coffee and beards are even more common than they say they are.

I believe in positivity, encouragement, and affirmation. I believe there can never be too many women speaking up for diversity, self-worth, and a wider definition of beauty.

I also really love talking about books and my favorite geek topics, so there’ll be a lot of that, too.

You can follow me @RubyBastille or shoot me an email at rubybastille@gmail.com.