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Meet the Author: Morgan Jerkins

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Location East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC
Date Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Duration   1 hours
Details From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins’ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism with her own experiences to confront the very real challenges of being a black woman today. Only in her twenties, Jenkins has already established herself as an insightful, brutally honest writer who isn’t afraid of tackling tough, controversial subjects. Whether she’s writing about Sailor Moon; Rachel Dolezal; the stigma of therapy; her complex relationship with her own physical body; the pain of dating when men say they don’t “see color”; being a black visitor in Russia; the specter of “the fast-tailed girl” and the paradox of black female sexuality; or disabled black women in the context of the “Black Girl Magic” movement, Jerkins is compelling and revelatory. Morgan Jerkins is an associate editor at Catapult whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, Vogue, the New York Times, The Atlantic, Elle, Rolling Stone, Lenny, and BuzzFeed, among many others. She lives in New York.
Link http://www.eastcitybookshop.com/event/morgan-jerkins-will-be-my-undoing
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