WHO & WHAT: A VIRTUAL EVENT w/ film and culture critic, Zeba Blay, in conversation with author and scholar-activist Dr. Yaba Blay about her debut essay collection Carefree Black Girls: A Clebration of Black Women in Pop Culture!
WHEN: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 — 6pm PST (9pm EST)
WHERE & HOW: It's virtual! You will receive a private invite link via email within 24 hours of the event start (be sure to check your spam and email us if you have not received the link prior to the event start time). A recording of the conversation will be available for 48 hours only after the event.
Accessibility: Live captions are available via Google Chrome accessibility settings. Please email us if you have any additional needs or accessibility concerns.
Tickets to the virtual conversation are FREE w/ RSVP
Purchased tickets include a copy of Carefree Black Girls (with signed bookplate while supplies last). Books are shipped within 3-5 days after the event. US and Canada Only.
As we are unable to ship outside of the US & Canada, tickets purchased by those outside of those regions will be sponsoring a book to be gifted to those in our community.
Zeba Blay is a film and culture critic who has contributed to publications including The New York Times, The Village Voice, ESSENCE, Shadow andAct, Film Quarterly, and Indiewire. Formerly Senior Culture Writer at HuffPost,Blay has spent her nearly decade-long career writing about pop culture at the intersection of race, gender, and identity. Born in Accra, Ghana she is based in the New York City area.
Dr. Yaba Blay is a dark-skinned, kinky-haired, first-generation American-born-Ghanaian who identifies as Black with a capital B. She is a scholar-activist, cultural creative, and consultant whose scholarship, work and practice centers on the lived experiences of Black women and girls, with a particular interest in body, identity, and beauty politics. dr. Blay’s commentary is featured in “A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond,” a permanent installation exhibited in the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC); and she is the author of the award-winning book, One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race.