As the 4th of July holiday sneaks up on us hopefully many of you have a little rest and relaxation planned, with a chance to grab a book.
I stumbled on an article from 2018 recently, “What I learnt from a year of reading only books by women.” This article challenged me to look at my bookcase and I found a similar finding to the author, Alice Fishburn...
“These days, most of us are alert to the perils of unconscious bias in our professional lives. But I hadn’t expected to find it so explicitly on my bookshelves. There I was — a woman in my thirties with a degree in literature who makes a living by wrangling words — mired in a world of favoured books, most of which had one thing in common: a man behind the pen.” And in my specific case, a white man.
Link to the article: https://www.ft.com/content/99936410-fdf8-11e8-aebf-99e208d3e521
I’m challenging myself this summer to ONLY consume books by women and men of color and my lineup includes:
How to be an anti-racist -@ibramxk
Black Feminist Thought -@collinspatriciahill
The Language Of Flowers -@vanessadiffenbaugh
Long Bright River -@lizmoorebooks
What are you reading? Please leave a comment with suggestions!