Novel CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE on top of red journal next to "brave wizards" candle

2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

We loved Children of Blood and Bone  by Tomi Adeyemi so very much. This book is  powerful and poignant and we couldn’t recommend it more. Hope you enjoy!

Content Warning: in this episode, we discuss a lot of really difficult topics including racialized violence, torture, and abuse. If you or someone you know is the victim of child abuse, please contact ChildHelp 1-800-422-4453 for assistance

Here’s a list of the resources we mention throughout the episode. There are more that we did not talk about and so many that we probably don’t know exist. But we commit to keep learning. Please contact us with other resource recommendations. Legacies of slavery – mass incarceration, racial wealth gap

Books and articles about experiencing racism (and/or privilege)

Hair Things

White feminism BS

  • Let’s stop the white washing of the Me Too movement by A. supporting survivors and B. recognizing the badass Tarana Burke, who has been doing this work for a looooong time before white feminism had something to say about it starting in 2017.

Transcript to come Spring 2021

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