Happy Friday, loves! There was a lot going on with Token In America this week, and I must say welcome to all my new friends here on Tumblr, on YouTube, and Twitter. Don’t forget you can like the Facebook page for updates on all the things I’m writing across these here Internets!
But for now, ICYMI:
TIA Reviews: Robinson Crusoe
Clearly, if you saw my TIA Talks, you know that Daniel Defoe's groundbreaking novel, Robinson Crusoe, isn’t going anywhere on or near my favorite reads.
This book, for what it’s worth, pioneered realistic fiction and has inspired the works of Castaway and Lost (as one of the commenters pointed out, but as far as its imperialistic, misogynistic, and down right ignorant implications goes, you can miss me with this one.
For your reading pleasure…and for your viewing pleasure.
TIA Reviews: On a Move: The Story of Mumia Abu-Jamal
And then I read On a Move: The Story of Mumia Abu-Jamal, which was the perfect story to lift me out of the trenches of Da-foe's trenches. *snickers* Terry Bisson wrote a compelling story in an almost off-the-cuff style that begs you to make immediate opinions on the makings of one of the world’s most iconic political prisoners. READ IT!
On Tea & Breakfast, I wrote a piece, Oliver Out, Andrews In, about hair politics and ageism in the professional world. Twitter was rather harsh on Oliver’s #struggleweave, a trend during many of her broadcasts last season, but perhaps her changing hairstyles were the sign of a woman fighting to keep a job that rewards youth over everything else… Read More
Yesterday I opened my heart and ranted. Storytelling: A Basic Necessity (A Think Piece?) Because, we are all the authors of our own story.
And if you like food and books (and me!) check out this fun tag, The BookSnacks Tag, in which I figure out if I can eat and read at the same time!
Thanks for rocking with me this week guys, you are much appreciated! Have a fun, safe, and positive weekend, you deserve it!