Book thoughts

You Got This!

It’s been a while since I read a self-improvement book! The last one I finished was You Got This!: Unleash Your Awesomeness, Find Your Path, and Change Your World by Maya Penn. It definitely is meant for middle grades to high school students, but I still found some really good advice. Maya wrote this book… Continue reading You Got This!

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Remove the Sticker

As first posted on feministbookclub.com A few days ago, Jenna Bush Hager revealed her December pick for her book club Read With Jenna. This month, she and her book club members will be reading The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Now, this isn’t a surprising book club pick considering the huge wave of anti-racism education happening since the riots… Continue reading Remove the Sticker

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Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett

As first posted on feministbookclub.com The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett is a novel that weaves together the story of twins, as well as those who’s lives have been touch by them. The Vignes sisters run away from their small black town, of which the people look all the same—light-skinned black people. One twin returns to… Continue reading Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett

Recommendations

Books About Crazy Black Women

Books would be boring if we read the same stories about the same people all the time. I am starting to really like books with traditionally unlikeable characters, especially if they are Black women. Books about crazy, messy, or disagreeable Black women are so important; they provide important perspective that Black women can exist however… Continue reading Books About Crazy Black Women

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Feminism is Wizardry

As first seen on feministbookclub.com 🥰 Lately I have been feeling like I need to channel my inner wizard and make a miracle. 2020 has been filled with days where I was covered in a black veil. I’m referencing Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard by Echo Brown, released earlier this… Continue reading Feminism is Wizardry

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Books about sad families

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. This is by far my least favorite holiday. I hate the food and the racist origins of this terrible holiday. Tensions are high in our nation right now, and many families will be getting together over gross stuff like ambrosia salad. If the thought of being around your family right now… Continue reading Books about sad families

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Beloved and Hell

In preparation for a (failed) buddy read of Paradise with a friend from #bookstagram, I started reading Beloved by Toni Morrison. I read on Wikipedia that Paradise is the final part of a trilogy that includes Beloved and Jazz. They aren’t a trilogy in the traditional sense, but they are a representation of a Danteques… Continue reading Beloved and Hell

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The Shared Trauma in Black Women & Mental Health

My article as posted first on The Black Girl Archives 🥰 I am a Black woman and I have internalized a lot of messages about mental health from society and my family. Growing up, I was surrounded by strong Black women that I aspired to be. I really drew on that strength. From their love,… Continue reading The Shared Trauma in Black Women & Mental Health