It’s a new season! And there’s nothing that says welcome like a new Fall reading list. Here are some books on our list – more to come.
I’m Telling The Truth, but I’m Lying: Essays by Bassey Ikpi
Life is hard. And it’s complicated. And sometimes we don’t always have the tools by ourselves to connect the dots. Bassey’s story is a powerful reminder that the tools do exist and they exist within the ownership of our personal truths.
Get Together: How to build a community with your people by Bailey Richardson, Kevin Huynh, and Kai Elmer Sotto
So, Jen from Detroit put us on to this book. The cover looks dope, it’s written by three team members, and we like taking recommendations from fellow #blkcreatives on what to read. Ya’ll got good taste.
Buy/read this book pic.twitter.com/8SSEefgcry— jenifer daniels ♎ (@jentrification) September 14, 2019
Even the Saints Audition: Poems by Raych Jackson
First of all, this title alone snatches you up. Even the Saints Audition sounds like a demand, a decree, and an agreement all in one. This Chicagoan nails a complex experience with more grace than the original Auntie Viv in that dance class once she hit her stride. You remember the episode.
The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me by Keah Brown
Photo Credit: Morgan on Instagram “Information helps you to see that you’re not alone.” – Maya Angelou | Very grateful that disability rights advocate Keah Brown decided to share her story, her personal information with us, to inform us of who we should be making space for.
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business lesson for creatives. this tweet had 4 likes. 0 retweets, but it resonated with the execs at twitter enough to connect me to jack dorsey and his even his mom (who is now hilariously following me on twitter). stop getting lost in the metrics. y’all out here chasin the wrong number 😂 start giving your craft the love it deserves. this “resonate” shit works. buy the book (link in bio).