Charis welcomes Lesley-Ann Brown in conversation with Tia Williams for a discussion of Blackgirl on Mars. 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.” This event is co-hosted by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.
Lesley-Ann Brown is an American writer, TED X speaker, educator, and creator of the 2005 blog “Blackgirl on Mars: Notes on a Life in Copenhagen (or how my alienation brings me closer to people),” which chronicled the writer’s life living and mothering abroad. Her book, “Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son,” was published in 2018 and explores themes such as migrations, ancestry, and motherhood.
Tia Williams had a fifteen-year career as a beauty editor for magazines including Elle, Glamour, and Essence. In 2004, she pioneered the beauty blog industry with Shake Your Beauty. She wrote the bestselling novel, The Accidental Diva, and penned two YA novels: It Chicks, and Sixteen Candles. Her award-winning novel, The Perfect Find, will be adapted into a Netflix film starring Gabrielle Union. Tia’s most recent novel, Seven Days in June, was a Hello Sunshine book club pick and a New York Times bestseller. She lives with her daughter and husband in Brooklyn.
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