I cracked back open my Audre Lorde collection book that contains Zami, Sister Outsider and Undersong. Who doesn't need a little Lorde. 💆🏽🙌🏽
This book was gifted to me a few years ago. I didn't notice until I re opened it that it's a @bookofthemonthclub book from 1993, a "specially created edition"!
I was confused to why @versobooks didn't have anything about Martin Luther King Jr in their radial planner 🤔It's disappointing some people don't recognize his work because they don't consider him radical enough. I added MLK Jr.'s bday and MLK Jr. Day into MY planner.
2016 was a GREAT year for poc in publishing. I reflected on some of the amazing stories I've read from the talented and brilliant writers of color. I've read some amazing memoirs, essays, poetry books and thankfully fiction novels, falling in love with fiction, and reading, all over again. These magical writers of color offer me something more, more depth, more flavor, more fight. Hopefully in 2017, we'll collectively do better as humans to one another. As 2017 gets off to a running start, I'll continue to read as many books by poc and women, and not just because it's my duty, some chore or pledge (although I've officially sworn off white male authors and maybe books written in a certain era 🤔) but because I flat out want to, I prefer to. Supporting poc includes business, artists and one another, at a big and small level. #mylitboxis a woc owned business supporting poc writers. Support small businesses, support other women.
I'll be traveling, reading and continuing to grow through 2017 as a young black Woman in this crazy world of ours.