Lesley-Ann Brown in conversation with Elisa Donovan
Blackgirl on Mars is a radical memoir that chronicles author, educator and activist Lesley-Ann Brown’s two years’ worth of travel searching for “home”.
As she travels across the US during the Black Lives Matter protests and Covid-19 pandemic and then to Trinidad and Tobago to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Brown tells her own life-story, as well as writing about race, gender, sexuality, and education, and ideas of home, family and healing.
For over 20 years, Elisa Donovan has been a part of iconic pop culture phenomenons, starring in such roles as Amber in the iconic movie Clueless. She followed that up with a turn on another pop culture sensation, the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, playing bad girl Ginger LaMonica. Since then she has appeared in several other films, and recently published a memoir. Wake Me When You Leave is a very personal memoir about losing her job, her relationship, and her father to cancer, all over a short period of time.