Here is a little glimpse of the best things I ate, wore, read, watched, and cooked this month. I also made sure to include my favorite chocolate based candy, because I think folks are sleeping on the goodness that is Reese’s Take 5 bars. Thank me later.
I found this article super interesting on the ways Black women are creating narratives around passing.
These are my favorite workout socks, and now they sponsor the show.
The best part of October is all the candy, my favorite chocolate candy are Reese’s Take 5 and if you don’t know you need to find out!
I was the guest host on Keep It! and it is a real life dream come true.
It finally got chilly in LA so I busted out my go to lasagna recipe I’ve been making/eating since 2005.
Wait, Lularich is the scam documentary of my life. I’d never seen or hear of these atrocious leggings but I’m all in now.
And of course the brilliant Sam Sanders did an episode on the documentary. Must listen.
I got to talk about why books are the best on Nichole Perkin’s podcast, This is Good For You!
I know it’s a little early, but I did get the boys these Black Santa pajamas for the holidays and they’re perfect.
It’s not secret I love Colin Kaepernick, and his new show Colin in Black and White on Netflix is worth watching.
Sweater weather is here and I am ready in this cute and comfy (not itchy at all) cardigan.
I may or may not have started watching Succession at the start of the third season, I did not go back. I am the chaos.
Michelle, The Bachelorette, is here and I love it!
This is my favorite tea brand, and I finally tried their Chai tea bags, and they are very good.
WHAT I READ IN OCTOBER
- Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth by Amnesty International, Angelina Jolie, and Geraldine Van Bueren
- Passing by Nella Larsen
- Abolition for the People: The Movement for a Future without Policing and Prisons edited by Colin Kaepernick
- The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion by Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell
- Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
- Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
- Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
- Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness by Da’Shaun L. Harrison
THE STACKS OCTOBER EPISODES
- Nichole Perkins joined us to talk about boundaries, desire, and her love of romance novels. Plus her memoir in essays Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be.
- Two contributors, Bree Newsome Bass and Kiese Laymon, joined the show to talk about their work in Colin Kaepernick’s new anthology, Abolition for the People.
- Debut author Danté Stewart shared his experience writing his book, Shoutin’ in the Fire and what it means to him to be Black, Christian, and American.
- The Stacks Book Club pick this month was Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan and we had a great conversation with Nichole Perkins about how the book has aged, the stereotypes from the 1990’s and more.
- The bonus episode of The Stacks: Unabridged (for The Stacks Pack only) was with Katherine Lewin, owner of Big Night. We talked about hosting, gatherings, and delicious snacks!
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