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In this week’s episode, we chat with Sanjay Saverimuttu. He is a ballet dancer with the Louisville Ballet and a choreographer who grew up in South Florida. Sanjay attended college at Stanford and studied Biology but decided dance was really his passion. His other passion is reading and he is the leader of the Louisvile LGBTQ book group sponsored by the Louisville Pride Foundation.
Sanjay talks about how important it was for the Pride book club to provide a safe space for its members that had nothing to do with meeting people at bars or on apps. Sanjay says this small group of readers feels like family.
You can find find Sanjay on instagram @thesanj or his website at www.sanjaysaverimuttu.com. You can learn more about the Louisville Pride Foundation and the bookclub at www.louisvillepride.com, on insta @louprideky.
Books Mentioned in this Episode:
1- Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling 2- No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell Moore 3- We Are Ok by Nina LaCour 4- I Wish You All the Best by Nathan Deaver 5- Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin 6- This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel 7- Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai 8- A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara 9- The Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings by Sy Montgomery 10- Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery 11- Birdology by Sy Montgomery 12- Wave by Sunali Deraniyagala 13- They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera 14- What If It's Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli 15- The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin 16- Aristotle and Dante's Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz