Can a White Author Tell My Story?

As first posted on feministbookclub.com To write is an expression of freedom. When you write, especially when you write fiction, you can do anything and be anyone. But, I have a question: Should writers only write about their own direct experiences? Retelling your culture back to you Lately, I have been grappling with my feelingsContinue reading “Can a White Author Tell My Story?”

Book Review: Read Dangerously

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Books and stories are so important to me. I believe they really do have the power to change the world because they have the power to change us as readers. So when I came across the book Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times by Azar Nafisi, I wasContinue reading “Book Review: Read Dangerously”

Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean: Book Review

Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean My rating: 4 of 5 stars This sequel to Tokyo Ever After was what my spirit needed. I was ecstatic when I discovered the series as a retelling of The Princess Diaries, as I was freaking obsessed with that series growing up. Tokyo Dreaming was super cute, and I personallyContinue reading “Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean: Book Review”

Love Radio: Book Review

It’s something about Black people and 90s pop culture that just feels so right. 90s pop culture set the stage right up front in this nostalgic YA romance. We love the 90s movie and music references! Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle really delivered. Dani and Prince have a lot on their young shoulders, and neitherContinue reading “Love Radio: Book Review”

Book Review: Equity

As first posted on feministbookclub.com When I first started Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives by Minal Bopaiah, I kept thinking how all the characters of The Office needed to read this book. I mean, I have never seen an entire episode of The Office, and all I know about the show are the toxic behaviorsContinue reading “Book Review: Equity”

Anticipated Books for August 2022

It’s that time of the month again! The first Tuesday of the month! Fresh books for a fresh month. New books will distract me from the fact that summer is nearly over 🥲 Mademoiselle Revolution by Zoe Sivak Release date: August 2nd Love me some historical fiction novels with Black women at the center! JournalContinue reading “Anticipated Books for August 2022”

Book Review: Crying in H Mart

As first posted on feministbookclub.com If you have unresolved mommy issues, I would not suggest you to read Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner. If you haven’t self-diagnosed yourself with said issues, then I highly recommend you read this! Crying in H Mart is a memoir outlining Zauner’s relationship with her mother, before, during, and after she diesContinue reading “Book Review: Crying in H Mart”

She’s Unlikeable: And Other Lies That Bring Women Down: A Book Review

As first posted on feministbookclub.com I was part of the wave in 2020 that binged Indian Matchmaking on Netflix during quarantine. I’m not sure what made me watch except that learning more about matchmaking seemed very fascinating to me. She’s Unlikeable Aparna Shewakramani was someone I was instantly annoyed with. No one was good enough for her. SheContinue reading “She’s Unlikeable: And Other Lies That Bring Women Down: A Book Review”

Book Review – Home.Girl.Hood.

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Home.Girl.Hood. by Ebony Stewart is probably the most exceptional feminist collection of poetry that I have ever read.  This is a collection for every Black girl who has problems with feeling like enough. Enough Black. Enough smart. Enough strength. Enough woman.  This collection is for every Black girl who wants to beContinue reading “Book Review – Home.Girl.Hood.”

Anticipated Reads: July 2022

Summer is in full effect! How are you in your summer reading challenge (wish I could still get a prize from the library)? You know the deal! Here are some of my anticipated new releases for this month: General Fiction Sister Mother Warrior by Vanessa Riley Release date July 12 I also read Island Queen.Continue reading “Anticipated Reads: July 2022”