Kicked out of an abusive relationship with a young daughter in tow, Stephanie Land was able to stay temporarily stay with her father and his girlfriend, but they were also struggling to get by. Her father was also abusive, and the presence of his daughter and granddaughter was creating even more of a strain. KickedContinue reading “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive”
A belated heads up, but FYI: I wrote about Jean Guerrero’s debut for Bitch Media last Friday. Check it out here.
Where the Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley Format: AudiobookNarrator: Kimberly Williams-PaisleyLength: 5 hours, 26 minutesSource: Personal copy What it is: A memoir about Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s complicated relationship with her mother, Linda, who was diagnosed with an early-onset rare form of dementia called Primary Progressive Aphasia in 2014. Why I read it: I know Williams-Paisley as an actress, but I alsoContinue reading “Quickies: Where the Light Gets In & Red Clocks“
I received an advance copy This Will Be My Undoing a couple of months ago, but then life happened and I didn’t get a chance to dive in until the week it went on sale. Unbeknownst to me, at the same time, there was a bit of a storm brewing on Twitter over some ofContinue reading “This Will Be My Undoing”
Fresh out of college in the early 1970s, a naive and bright-eyed Jessica B. Harris began teaching French at Queens College in New York. A new wave of Black intelligentsia was forming, and though Harris was considered a little too young and bourgois for colleagues to fully embrace her, she did manage to develop aContinue reading “My Soul Looks Back”