Well-Read Black Girl
Well-Read Black Girl is a book club dedicated to Black women writers.
The words loved me and I loved them in return. ~ Sonia Sanchez
Our goal is to introduce a cohort of diverse writers to future generations – contemporary authors who are non-binary, queer, trans, and disabled. To address inequalities and improve communities through reading and reflecting on the works of Black women. Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs are part of a nationwide movement and meet across the country. Check out our chapter's official Facebook page for more info.
Our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club will meet this month on Sunday, March 22 at 3 pm.
This month, the conversation will be on Tressie McMillan Cottom's Thick: And Other Essays. Our WRBG Book Club will always be led by and focus on women of color, but all are welcome to attend.
"In eight highly praised treatises on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom--award-winning professor and acclaimed author of Lower Ed--is unapologetically "thick" deemed "thick where I should have been thin, more where I should have been less," McMillan Cottom refuses to shy away from blending the personal with the political, from bringing her full self and voice to the fore of her analytical work. Thick "transforms narrative moments into analyses of whiteness, black misogyny, and status-signaling as means of survival for black women" (Los Angeles Review of Books) with "writing that is as deft as it is amusing" (Darnell L. Moore).
This "transgressive, provocative, and brilliant" (Roxane Gay) collection cements McMillan Cottom's position as a public thinker capable of shedding new light on what the "personal essay" can do. She turns her chosen form into a showcase for her critical dexterity, investigating everything from Saturday Night Live, LinkedIn, and BBQ Becky to sexual violence, infant mortality, and Trump rallies.
Collected in an indispensable volume that speaks to the everywoman and the erudite alike, these unforgettable essays never fail to be "painfully honest and gloriously affirming" and hold "a mirror to your soul and to that of America" (Dorothy Roberts)."