Morgan Jerkins: This Will Be My Undoing

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"Atlanta", GA
Morgan Jerkins: This Will Be My Undoing Event date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins' highly-anticipated collection of linked essays (This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America) interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism with her own experiences to confront the very real challenges of being a black woman today--perfect for fans of Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me, and Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists. Set against the backdrop of a divided nation under the Trump administration when racism and misogyny are on full public display, Jerkins masterfully tackles real issues about intersectionality, diversity, and privilege. Whether she's writing about Sailor Moon; Rachel Dolezal; the stigma of therapy; her complex relationship with her own physical body; the pain of dating when men say they don't "see color"; being a black visitor in Russia; the specter of "the fast-tailed girl" and the paradox of black female sexuality; or disabled black women in the context of the "Black Girl Magic" movement, Jerkins is compelling and revelatory. This is a Charis Circle Founding the Future of Feminism Event. The suggested donation is $5. Event address: 1189 Euclid Ave. NE Charis Books and More Atlanta, GA 30307

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