I hone in on black girls because there is an alarmingly higher rate of sexual abuse of black women. According to the Bureau of Justice, 60% of black girls are sexually abused. In addition, there is a code of silence in the black community that continues to haunt us today. We don't like to talk about abuse. We rather sweep it under the rug and pretend it did not happen.
It’s the last day of March and the ending to the Women Authors Spotlight series for now. My full line up was Chimamanda Adichie, Toni Morrison, Monica Ali and I'm ending with, what I liked to call, a throwback author. I had to include her because if you haven’t read Jane Austen, you’ve been living under a rock. Her most … Continue reading WOMEN AUTHORS SPOLIGHT: Jane Austen
I’m shocked and disappointed that I did not discover Toni Morrison, an American novelist until my sophomore year of college. How is that possible, especially with the novel and movie, Beloved, one of her most notable work. The first book I read from her was The Bluest Eye. Immediately, I was in awe with how real, and how genuine she was. … Continue reading WOMEN AUTHORS SPOTLIGHT: Toni Morrison