I hope y’all are staying safe and dry! Here are some stories to keep your mind off Hurricane Matt.
Well, if the kids aren’t learning it in school…
Amanda Hess, The New York Times
A major loss. Mama Day is my favorite Naylor book. What’s yours?
Britni Danielle, Ebony
“I wanted the album to have those moments of grief, and being able to be angry and express rage, and trying to figure out how to cope in those moments. I also wanted it to make people feel empowered and [that] in the midst of all of this we can still dream, and uplift, and laugh like we always have.” All about A Seat at the Table, her latest, deeply personal album:
Anupa Mistry, Fader
“I always wondered what I was going to do with a cemetery,” she said. “Who knew there’d come a time when people didn’t want to bury their children?”
Brian Chilson, Out
In the public eye or assiduously out of it, women are punished for their choices:
Ann Friedman, The Cut
Your fave kid from black-ish is the latest American Girl:
Toni Akindele, Essence
Southern women in the C-suite:
Christa Miller, Raleigh Magazine
Her work netted her a cool $35.
Women You Should Know
“Thoughts and prayers do not legislate. People do. And so far, we have failed miserably.” –Jillian Hollingsworth, sister-in-law of the teacher who was injured in the recent Townville Elementary School shooting which also claimed the life of a six year-old boy
Maya T. Prabhu, The Post and Courier
“White women’s fears are still being harnessed to shape political fortunes and uphold the white supremacist patriarchy. For evidence of this, we need only look to the presidential election.”
Kristen Hanley Cardozo, The Establishment