“In a gorgeously complex life full of challenges, it is tempting to think that struggle somehow makes us unworthy, rather than qualifying us for something greater.”
In Black Girls Must Die Exhausted, author Jayne Allen shares relatable, real-life experiences of the lead character Tabitha Walker, a young professional who knows what she wants with a plan in place to have it all. The book centers around the narrative and perspective of a black female protagonist navigating contemporary fertility issues, family, race, relationships, and inequality, to ultimately discover what matters most wasn’t what she initially thought. This book is about receiving a wake-up call and opportunity to define life on your terms rather than accepting how the world imposes its definitions.
Episode transcript follows…
Go Deeper: Additional Resources
What is Ms Allen reading?:
Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? – by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
What Passes as Love – by Trisha R. Thomas
Harper Collins Website: