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What the NAACP Means to Me // 'Black Media Speaks' Virtual Panel #BlackLivesMatter

Since the senseless murder of George Floyd, Amy Cooper's antics, and other discussion of black lives being taken by white supremacists and police brutality, it's important for us to showcase black media. When I can't speak on certain issues, when I don't have the words, I go to black media sources who can share my pain, frustrations, and healing abilities. One of them is the NAACP: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO // This Gave Me My First Book Hangover // REVIEW

This is my Review of the Month for the review collection on LovelyAudiobooks.info.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

YALLWEST #YALLSTAHOME DAY 2: The American Experience 2.0, Juvenalia

  • The American Experience 2.0
    • I explained the slight chaos with this panel in yesterday's post, but in case you didn't know, this panel had to be done over again the next day, due to moderator Lauren Myracle being pretty ignorant and reducing everyone's comments, as a white-hetero- cis woman. Yeah, the Twitter timeline was not happy about that.
    • Let's just say the second try was way better. This version was way more in depth, and everyone was more involved. 

YALLWEST #YALLSTAYATHOME DAY 1 - Creating in the Time of Corona, This American Experience

Since this would have been my first book event to go to, I decided to create a day-by-day post of me attending YALLWEST's Virtual Convention, YALLSTAYATHOME. The scheduled conferences were held through Zoom, and it was nice to get to hear from experienced authors and writers on their perspectives on various topics. 

Here were some notes I took during the Zoom conferences today: