Author Talk: Girl, Gurl, Grrrl
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“A provocative, heart-breaking and frequently hilarious collection of original essays on what it means to be Black, a woman, a mother and a global citizen in today’s ever-changing world.”—Glamour
“A collage of insightful analyses of the messy places where race, culture, and technology intersect. A powerful collection that is very much of the present moment of resistance but will also endure.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Black women have never been more visible or more publicly celebrated. But for every new milestone, every magazine cover, every box- office record smashed, the reality of everyday life for Black women remains a complex, nuanced, contradiction-laden experience.
Award-winning journalist and American-in-London Kenya Hunt threads razor-sharp cultural observation through evocative and relatable stories. From Sally Hemings to #MeToo, from Beyoncé to Boris Johnson, Hunt’s essays—alongside guest contributors Candice Carty-Williams, Jessica Horn, Ebele Okobi, Funmi Fetto, and Freddie Harrel—deftly capture our current cultural moment while also creating a timeless celebration of womanhood, of Blackness, and what it truly means to be living and thriving as a Black woman today.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kenya Hunt is the Fashion Director of Grazia UK. Her career spans working for some of the media world's most influential women’s titles on both sides of the Atlantic from her post-graduate days as an Assistant Editor at the seminal magazine, Jane, to her years as Deputy Editor of ELLE UK. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Evening Standard, Vogue and other publications. And she has made a number of appearances on BBC Woman’s Hour, Sky News and more. An American based in England, she lives south of the river in London with her husband and two sons.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR:
Funmi Fetto is an award-winning beauty journalist and creative consultant for some of the world’s most successful beauty brands. She is currently a Contributing Editor at British Vogue, Beauty Director and Columnist at The Observer Newspaper, Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martin's and the host of On Reflection, a podcast unpacking news features around the culture of beauty (topics include colorism, diet culture, hair discrimination and fatphobia). Her best selling book Palette, The Beauty Bible for Women of Colour, was published in the US in April 2020.
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