Book thoughts

Normal Black Girls Rock Too

Representation matters so much. Seeing art, success, and passion come from other black women makes me feel like I can do and create anything. I don’t feel so inadequate and insignificant when I see those who come before me doing great things (but it’s also just as important to see people who look like me… Continue reading Normal Black Girls Rock Too

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“Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.”

Let me impress you with one of my high school summer reading list selections: The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison. This wasn’t actually required for me to read in high school. Who wants to read a book about the real suffering of a little black girl anyway? There aren’t any lessons to be learned and… Continue reading “Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.”

Book thoughts

Happy Juneteenth!

In honor of Juneteenth on Wednesday, I’m going to dedicate this post to slavery (shout out to lowkey racist Abe Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation that didn’t technically free all slaves!). So, I read a book called Island Beneath the Sea by Isabelle Allende, a slave novel written by a non-black person. This is the… Continue reading Happy Juneteenth!