No one: … Nobody at all: …. Absolutely no one in the world: …. ME: Are y’all tired of me reading and writing about books with characters of color? Do you roll your eyes at all my remarks about white people, especially my comments about white women? Do you think I’m always thinking too much… Continue reading Me pulling the race card
I never thought I would see the day that I would like these white women thrillers. It all started with Gone Girl. I read it ironically. I had no intention of watching the movie. I just had a healthy curiosity of why this book was so popular. Gillian Flynn is my girl! I also read… Continue reading Searching for Thrills
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
Don’t you just wanna punch Nazis in the face? Yeah, me too. Its so difficult listening to people spew hatred and bigotry and not want to peel the flesh off those people (like when they did surgery on that grape). I didn’t have patience for “those people” and I definitely didn’t have the patience to… Continue reading Happy Independence ‘Murica
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.”
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!