It took me a while to pick up The Birth of a Nation: Nat Turner and the Making of a Movement by Nate Parker. I also still haven’t seen the movie. I understand that it is a monumentally important film and piece of art; a reclaiming of one of the most notoriously racist pieces of… Continue reading Birth of a Nation and Rape
One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter is a collection of essays written by Scaachi Koul, and by collection of essays, I mean gems crafted to shine some light in the world. Scaachi’s essays range on topics from dreadful weddings, less than relaxing vacations, the middle school anxiety we have… Continue reading A colorful reflection
I love how I just said I didn’t know how to write book reviews. Well, I tried again and here is my first real attempt. Go easy on me! In Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together...Finally, Nicole Lapintalks all things money and women. She breaks everything women need to… Continue reading Book Review: Rich Bitch
I know one of my first post for the year was about setting my intention for this year and my word was expansion. I think setting intentions is a great concept that I would really like to follow in my life, but limiting my intention to just one word, or limiting my year to just… Continue reading What Source Are You Connecting To?
Nikki Haley’s book, With All Due Respect: Defending America With Grit and Grace, is an adventure over enemy lines that has been quite fascinating. Lately, I have been reading books written by “people on the left” analyzing conservative extremism and Trump supporters, but I have dabbled in reading books directly from prominent conservatives, and Nikki… Continue reading The Perfect Passive Aggressive Phrase For Every Occasion
Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation by Andrew Marantz really gave me a lot of conflicting feelings. Who is right? How can we adequately starve the trolls? Does the end justify the memes (haha, a pun you will get later)? In my heart of hearts and my own insulated social… Continue reading Should We Become Trolls?
Talking To Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell was an interesting listen. Like Malcolm said, it sounded like one of his well-produced podcast episodes. And I thought I was impressed by Let Love Have the Last Word! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fumaCsQ9wKw Malcolm Gladwell fails to surprise me. Well, when I… Continue reading Malcolm Says Her Name
Geeking out on the movie Just Mercy that’s out. My fan girl relationship with Bryan Stevenson originated when he came to my hometown when I was in grad school in 2016. I copped his book immediately and loved it so much I wrote a grad school book report about it (lolz, grad school book reports).… Continue reading Please Have Mercy On My Grad School Writing
I had a lot of feels while reading What Set Me Free by Brian Banks, as a black woman hearing a case of a black man being imprisoned for rape may feel. I started reading the book, as I do often when I pick out books to read, without very much context of what the… Continue reading What Set Me Off
Ibram Kendi really shook things up for me. How To Be An Antiracist was a radical take on antiracist work. At first my feathers were ruffled and then his words came for my life and affected me deep inside. Being Anti-racist is a journey and not a destination. Plus, I this word a lot better… Continue reading Actually, You’re a Racist…