Afro-Bougie Blues by Lauren Wilson: Book Review

Potentially Sensitive Topics: Abortion, Alcoholism, Domestic Violence, Mental Health This short story collection was a quick and fun read that explored the lives of everyday Black folks. One thing I love about us as Black folk is that we find new and creative ways to be our authentic selves every day. We are culture creatorsContinue reading “Afro-Bougie Blues by Lauren Wilson: Book Review”

The Survivalists by Kashana Cauley: Book Review

To what lengths would you go to prepare for the end, whatever that means to you? This is one of the most interesting books I have read in a long time. I was instantly sucked into Aretha’s life and descent from NY lawyer on the partner track to doomsday prepper. I felt like I wasContinue reading “The Survivalists by Kashana Cauley: Book Review”

Anticipated books for January 2023

Happy New Year! I have seen so many challenges on Instagram, from #20BooksWrittenByBlackFolx to #ReadWhatYouOwn. I’m ready to read more books this year, and I have so many to add to my TBR. Do y’all ever get sad that there are so many good books in the world, and we won’t ever have enough timeContinue reading “Anticipated books for January 2023”

Anticipated books for December 2022

It’s the last month of the year! How have you fared with your reading goals? I actually made mine this year since I set a more realistic goal 😅 Here are some anticipated books for December! Stay tuned for my best books of the year wrap-up! A Dash of Salt and Pepper by Kosoko JacksonContinue reading “Anticipated books for December 2022”

Anticipated books for November 2022

It’s been a while since I have posted one of these lists 😅 Only a couple more months left in 2022! If you get some time off to read during the genocidal, colonist celebration, er, I mean Thanksgiving, get your hands on some of these reads! Sky Court by Faith Mosley Release Date: Nov. 1Continue reading “Anticipated books for November 2022”

Should Books Have Content Warnings?

As first posted on feministbookclub.com I recently read my first book with a content warning featured at the beginning. We Weren’t Looking to be Found by Stephanie Kuehn most definitely needed one; it was filled with some gnarly depictions. Another book I have been reading (forever) that has content warnings is Postcolonial Astrology by Alice Sparkly Kat. This bookContinue reading “Should Books Have Content Warnings?”

Social Me-dia

by Claire Bale Your guide to making social media work for you – by sharing my personal perspective on how I use it in my work as an anti-racist activist.  I had a healthy debate about social media the other day. My conversation partner – someone who has a distaste for grinning selfies and showContinue reading “Social Me-dia”

Who Are We Pushing Out?

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Earlier this summer, I decided to check out an adult book fair in my town. I was ecstatic for a chance to walk down memory lane and go to a good old-fashioned book fair. We can go on a whole tangent as to why Scholastic book fairs were a spectacle for incomeContinue reading “Who Are We Pushing Out?”

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”