Womxn of Color Storytellers, Book Recs by BIPOC Authors, the Importance of Black Literary Perspectives with Leanna and Ashley from Cove Collective
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Sonya and Nancy are joined with Ashley and Leanna of Cove Collective to discuss Womxn of Color Storytellers for Black History Month. We discuss: Why is the literary and publishing world so white? What's the importance of representation in books? What are our book recs? Why is it so important to read from BIPOC authors and perspectives? What are other forms of storytelling by BIPOC artists for those who don't like to read?
The death of Vivek Oji - Awkaeke Emezi
Wandering in Strange Lands - Morgan Jerkins
My Sister, the Serial Killer - Oyinkan Braithwaite
What We Lose - Zinzi Clemmons
The Terrible - Yrsa Daley Ward
This Will Be My Undoing - Morgan Jerkins
How We Fight for Our Lives - Saeed Jones
Heavy - Kiese Laymon
Other art forms:
Insecure (TV series)
Nappily Ever After (Film)
Vivek Streya (Musician)
Well Read Black Girl Reading List
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Sonya: Instagram, Twitter
Guest: Cove Collective, a community that centers the voices of BIPOC Womxn and Femmes through events, virtual book club and podcast episodes.
Podcast: Cove Corner
Welcome to Progressive Opinions of Color (POC), a podcast that creates space for people of color in conversations about economics, politics, and culture. Your hosts are Nancy Wu and Sonya Natarajan. Nancy is an Asian American woman, an economist, and a huge politics and policy nerd. Nancy triple majored in Economics, Government (Political Science) and Gender Studies at Dartmouth and has a Master’s in Development Economics from Oxford. She works as an Economist full time and has previously worked in economic policy at the White House (under Obama, of course) and progressive think tanks. Sonya is an Indian American woman living in NYC. Sonya studied Economics and Math at NYU, and started her professional career working in economic consulting (where she and Nancy first met!). She then took a personal sabbatical to travel in Europe, spending the majority of her time in Madrid. She now works full-time as a strategy consultant, and part-time as an avid content consumer. She is passionate about politics, social justice,pop culture, holistic wellness, and embracing diversity and progressive thinking in all of these spaces.
The goal of this podcast is to engage the state of the economy, and other pressing topics in politics, economics, and culture, all through perspectives inclusive of the lived experiences of people of color. Whether you're new to politics or already a huge politics nerd, we hope this podcast inspires community and conversation among us. Join us in reimagining politics and economics with underrepresented voices.