This book is a look and a celebration of black women’s identity and impact on pop culture by HuffPost critic, Zeba Blay.
Blay was the first person to give us the #carefreeblackgirls, in 2013 on Twitter.
This is a series of essays that took me longer than normal to read. This isn’t my story and I wanted to really absorb what she was saying.
Blay takes us on a journey to meet black women who were significant throughout history. Each in a different way. Starting with Josephine Baker, Michelle Obama and Cardi B and Lizzo!
She shares her own story and experiences as well as those women she writes about.
I think what I was left with in the end was a celebration of women who defy stereotypes. Women who stand up and stand out. Black women get things done. They are strong because they have had no other choice.
What a beautiful look at the women who changed history really.
NetGalley/ October 19th, 2021 by St. Martin’s Griffin