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Black Women Authors You Need to Know

Black Women Authors You Need to Know

Update: 2022-02-18


In this Episode

·      A brief introduction to Black Market Reads, a podcast created and hosted by Lissa that amplifies the voices of Black authors and storytellers and allows them to share their experiences and show up as the most authentic forms of themselves

·      How Lissa uses the works of bell hooks to help Black women unpack the harmful archetypes about them, including the “strong Black woman” trope, helps examine the tropes and the way that they are implanted into cultural DNA, and why these tropes cause extreme psychological harm to Black women, mainly in the workplace

·      The way that the works of Toni Morrison encourage Lissa and other Black female readers and listeners to contextualize themselves in the world based upon their own experiences and to refuse to be forced into the archetypes that the world has created of them

·      The level of inclusivity in Audre Lorde’s works of Black and LGBTQ+ women, and how she encouraged these groups of women be assertive and call for equal treatment throughout all of society, including in the workplace in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the subsequent protests and racial reckoning in the United States

·      How to encourage and support Black women in sharing their own stories and experiences from their own perspective, while rejecting the expectations of non-Black people for Black women to dilute their stories or experiences to make them more palatable


·      Lissa Jones-Lofgren

·      Urban Agenda

·      Dr. Vanessa Weaver

·      Alignment Strategies

·      Black Market Reads

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Black Women Authors You Need to Know

Black Women Authors You Need to Know

Vanessa J. Weaver, PhD