Ever read a poem that gave you butterflies or made you want to curl up with someone special? Ever memorized the words of a poet that empowered your ambition or sexuality? Meet poets that create the desire for erotica. [Read more…]
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And now we have a winner for our July book of the month.
By one vote, Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for July is Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman. Take a minute to see what this book.
With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison—why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there.
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Congratulations Piper Kerman for becoming Mocha Girl Read book of the month for July 2015.
Feel free to leave comments and thoughts here as you are reading the book. I’m really looking forward to reading this book and hearing what everyone thinks of it.
Keep the pages turning ladies!
Black women received a jolt of empowerment when the 70’s emerged. The depictions of them were sexy, strong, independent with a ‘take no mess’ attitude. In the films below, the women are represented as being in control of her own life, her own issues and especially her own sexuality. The heroines in these movies enjoyed a notion of freedom from control. They did as they wanted, reacted however they felt and had sexual relations with whom they chose, not the choosing of someone else. Black women wanted to identify with being strong and independent. [Read more…]