Review of Waking Up White by Debby Irving

I am on a journey to better understand racism. I should have started by reading Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. In clear, understandable stories and descriptions, she explains her journey to better understand racism and how white privilege played a role in her family’s successes. IContinue reading “Review of Waking Up White by Debby Irving”

The Book of Pride by Mason Funk

Mason Funk has made it his life’s mission to document the long journey and struggle of the LGBTQ community for equality. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Outwords, which is a non-profit organization focused on documenting the history of the LGBTQ community in the United States. You can learn more about Outwords atContinue reading “The Book of Pride by Mason Funk”

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is an autobiography of Maya Angelou’s chaotic childhood from her first memories through the age of 16. She lived in more places with more people in parenting roles than I have had in a lifetime. She and her beloved brother, Bailey, were mostly raised by their strict, no-nonsenseContinue reading “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou”