Season 1: Syllabus
Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts by Ayana Byrd and Akiba Solomon
A moving collection of personal essays by black women about their — sometimes beautiful, sometimes tumultuous — relationship to their bodies. More here.
When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost by Joan Morgan
Joan Morgan expertly examines the complexities of the life of a modern black feminist — examining everything from dating lives to hip hop music. More here.
Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa Harris-Perry
From the Jezebel to the Mammy, Melissa Harris-Perry explores stereotypes that have followed black women throughout history, and examines how they have influenced black women’s political views. More here.
You Can’t Touch My Hair And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
A hilarious collection of essays by comedian Phoebe Robinson on race, feminism and her life as a black woman. More here.