Author Talk: For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts | Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez with Raquel Reichard
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For generations, Brown girls have had to push against powerful forces of sexism, racism, and classism, often feeling alone in the struggle. By founding Latina Rebels, Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez has created a community to help women fight together. In For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts, she offers wisdom and a liberating path forward for all women of color. She crafts powerful ways to address the challenges Brown girls face, from imposter syndrome to colorism. She empowers women to decolonize their worldview, and defy “universal” white narratives, by telling their own stories. Her book guides women of color toward a sense of pride and sisterhood and offers essential tools to energize a movement. May it spark a fire within you.
-- Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez is a writer and activist working to shift the national conversation on race. The founder of Latina Rebels, her work has been featured by NPR, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Telemundo, and Univision. She was invited to the Obama White House in 2016 and has spoken at over 100 universities in the past three years. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Raquel Reichard is the Deputy Director of Somos, Refinery29's cross-platform sub-brand for and by Latinx women. A leading voice in Latinx media, Raquel has also been an editor at Latina magazine, Remezcla, mitú and Mic; her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Bustle, MTV, HISTORY.com, Entrepreneur, Bon Appétit, Fader and more. Raquel has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from the University of Central Florida and a master's degree from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she studied the intersection of race, ethnicity and the news media. A proud Nuyoflorican, Raquel was born in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, spent her childhood in her parents' enchanting homeland of Puerto Rico and was raised in Orlando, Fla.