Today we welcome Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham to The Stacks. They are the editors of Black Futures, a collection of art, essays, memes, recipes and more that document Blackness. In addition to working on this book together, Kimberly is also the author of This is What I Know About Art, an activist, and curator. Jenna is a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine and the co-host of the Still Processing podcast. Today we talk about collaboration in the creative process, how they built this book, and what trust and integrity can look like in professional relationships.
The Stacks Book Club selection for January is The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans, we will discuss the book with Deesha Philyaw on January 27th.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- Black Futures edited by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham
- This is What I Know About Art by Kimberly Drew
- The New York Times Magazine
- Still Processing (The New York Times)
- Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
- “A love story for the coral reef crisis” (Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, TED Talk)
- “Today’s Rampage at the Capitol, as It Happened” (The New York Times)
- Hank Willis Thomas
- Black Survival Guide, or How to Live Through a Police Riot
- “Jacob Blake Shooting: No Charges Against Officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin” (Robert Chiarito, Julie Bosman and John Eligon, The New York Time)
- Wesley Morris
- Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016)
- “Dancing in the Moonlight” (Still Processing, The New York Times)
- “Independent” Webbie
- Jenna’s work at The Times New York Times
- Chris Jackson
- One World
- The Twilight Soundtrack (2008)
- Robert Glasper
- Kelsey Lu
- Ctrl (SZA, 2017)
- Poppy Juice
- Siedeh Foxie
- Kia Damon
- Bibi’s Kitchen by Hawa Hassan
- Morcos Key
- Disability Visibility by Alice Wong
- Carolyn Lazard
- Cyrée Jarelle Johnson
- Farming While Black by Leah Penniman
- Soul Fire Farm
- Exhibiting Blackness by Bridget Cooks
- The New Negro by Alain Locke
- “A Peek at the Variety, Wonder and Trauma of Black Life, Then and Now” (Scaachi Koul, The New York Times)
- Toni Morrison
- Toni Cade Bambara
- Ziwe Fumudoh
- Kimberly Drew on Ziwe’s IG Live Show (July 23, 2020)
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