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Feminista Jones is a Philadelphia-based feminist writer, public speaker, community activist, and semi-retired social worker. She is an award-winning blogger and the author of the novel Push the Button, the poetry collection The Secret of Sugar Water, and the critically-acclaimed Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World From the Tweets to the Streets (Beacon, 2019). Her work centers Black American culture, critical race theory, intersectionality, women’s health and well-being. Since 2013, Feminista has presented and lectured at various colleges and universities including Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, Boston University, UC Berkeley, and The University of Pennsylvania. Represented by APB Speakers, Feminista is a highly sought-after...

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Happy New Year! 2020 was a trying year filled with a lot of downs, but there were also some ups that helped us cope. For me, reading was one of those ups. Alot of amazing books were published in 2020 including one written by the author we are shining a light on in January. January's author spotlight is shining bright on Theresa M. Robinson. She is an author, ATD certified Master Trainer, professional speaker, and coach. She is also Married and a mother of two adult children. Theresa has been featured on the Forbes list of 7 Anti-Racism Educators Your Company...

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For the month of December we are shining a light on none other than Alyssa Cole! She is the multi-genre and New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of Thrillers and Romance (historical, contemporary, and sci-fi) novels. Alyssa cole is the author of successful series such as The Runaway Royals, Loyal League and The Reluctant Royals. She published her first thriller When No One Is Watching September 1, 2020 and it was met with rave reviews and was featured in Parade, Essence, Bustle, Popsugar, Elle, Shondaland, Marie Claire, Buzzfeed, Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Brit + Co, Real Simple, Lit Hub, Crime...

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This week we are shining a light on Jane Igharo! Her debut novel Ties That Tether was released in September. This amazing book has been named one of the 6 best books for September by Shondaland and included as one of the best romance novels of 2020 by Cosmopolitan. She has stated she writes about strong, audacious, beautifully flawed Nigerian women much like the ones in her life and that she loves Beyoncé. If you haven't read Ties That Tether you are missing out! If you want to learn more about Jane Igharo and her amazing work head over to her website now!...

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Today we are shining a light on Nic Stone. She is a New York Times best selling author, loves adventure and stories about a good adventure. Her works include Dear Martin, Dear Justyce, Jackpot, Odd One Out and Clean Getaway. In addition to the books you know and love, she writes essays and short fiction stories, which can be found on her website. Her goal is to write stories that include diverse voices with characters from different cultures, religions and backgrounds. Head on over to her website and Instagram if you want to learn more about this amazing author!  ...

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