Book Review: You Are Your Best Thing

As first posted on feministbookclub.com You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown was absolutely astounding. From the moment I saw this duo editing a book together, I knew it was going to be a banger. The combination of Burke’s experience organizing around the #MeTooContinue reading “Book Review: You Are Your Best Thing”

Books for Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth! For those of you who don’t know about Juneteenth, you can read more here, but essentially Juneteenth is when the last of the enslaved people in the U.S. found out that slavery had been abolished. To me, freedom means the end of systemic racism and oppression against all people, but until then, weContinue reading “Books for Juneteenth”

When the Reckoning Comes: A Book Review

As first posted on feministbookclub.com When the Reckoning Comes  by Latanya McQueen is not just another book about enslaved people. With the spirit of Get Out and the air of the cringey, contemporary, not-so-subtle racism, this book uses the power of memories and generational trauma to tell us a truly scary story. When the Reckoning Comes is about Mira, aContinue reading “When the Reckoning Comes: A Book Review”

Anticipated Reads for May 2022

“It’s gonna be MAY!” Happy May! May is Mental Health Awareness month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Month! Keep an eye out for a list of books I recommend 😜 In the meantime, here are so many good books coming out this month 🌼 SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOKS I’ve Got Your Back: The Indispensable GuideContinue reading “Anticipated Reads for May 2022”

Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? Review and Interview

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Book Review Yinka, Where is your Huzband? is such a delightful read! Set in South London, Yinka is a woman in her 30s who is still unmarried. Her British-Nigerian family is constantly asking about the whereabouts of her huzband, even going to such lengths as to praying publicly for her toContinue reading “Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? Review and Interview”

Anticipated Books for April 2022

Spring has sprung! Trying to avoid all the pollen in the air by staying in and reading books. April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We need to believe the survivors in our lives and work to prevent violence in our communities. Here is my Believe Black Women book list to get you started byContinue reading “Anticipated Books for April 2022”

“Other Black Girls” and Racism in the Workplace

As first posted on The Inclusion Solution The book The Other Black Girl by Zakiyah Harris has mixed reviews. In one camp, people call it a slow read, even boring, unworthy of the classification “thriller.” Many of these negative reviews I have seen from Black women. When someone says “mixed reviews,” it is usually a lot ofContinue reading ““Other Black Girls” and Racism in the Workplace”

Book Recommendations: Believe Black Women

Happy Women’s History Month! I wanted to take the time and highlight some instrumental books written by Black women about their experiences with trauma and triumph. Black women are disproportionately affected by sexual and intimate partner violence. There are low rates of reporting to the police. Many times we suffer in silence. These are ourContinue reading “Book Recommendations: Believe Black Women”

Book Review: Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo

As first posted in feministbookclub.com I went back and forth about whether I thought Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo was cliché or original. At the end of the day, I decided that it was ironically cliché and very original. I loved it. Love or Family? Ties That Tether is about a woman, Azere, devoted to her NigerianContinue reading “Book Review: Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo”

Stacey Abrams: Put Some Respect on Her Name

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Stacey Abrams, the Queen of our times! You may know of Stacey Abrams as one of the gubernatorial candidates for Georgia back in 2018. She came to fame because she was the first Black woman to run in the state. She refused to concede and accused Brian Kemp of flagrantContinue reading “Stacey Abrams: Put Some Respect on Her Name”