Catch “pleasure doula” Sara Elise, the author of ☛A RECIPE FOR MORE: INGREDIENTS FOR A LIFE OF ABUNDANCE AND EASE [pub: HarperCollins] in virtual conversation with Well-Read Black Girl for Mental Health Awareness Month on Instagram Live this Friday, May 19th at 1 p.m.
I think it was important to show what happens behind the scenes, and how Black women in this industry who don’t fit the white, straight, thin ideal are being treated. I think people just see it as this very glamorous job, and in some ways it is,
We still had our three babies—Deja, Kassim and this place Grits. When we realized those were the only things holding us together, we knew it would be better to dissolve our marriage than to go on as what we had become. Well, I knew.
— Yasmen in Chapter 1
Major congratulations to author Vanessa Walters on GMA selecting her debut novel ☛THE NIGERWIFE [pub: Atria/Simon & Schuster] as their May book club pick. Oh, and while we’re raising our champagne flutes, keep ’em up high as we toast to this London native securing an HBO deal back in August for the story’s adaptation into a drama series before the first copy even landed on bookshelves.