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Bridgett M. Davis

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Bridgett M. Davis is an author, filmmaker, curator and teacher.

Davis' memoir, The World According To Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life In The Detroit Numbers (Little, Brown / January 2019), is her first nonfiction book.

Davis is the author of two novels, Into the Go-Slow and Shifting Through Neutral.

As a professor of Journalism and the Writing Professions at CUNY’s Baruch College, she teaches creative, film and narrative writing, and directs the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program.

Davis is co-founder and curator for Words@Weeksville, a monthly reading series held at Weeksville Heritage Center in Central Brooklyn.

She is also writer/director of the critically acclaimed, award-winning feature film Naked Acts. The film and its elements are
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Naked Acts was released on DVD but since it’s now 20 years old, it’s not readily available. Through a google search you can find used copies…more
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Naked Acts was released on DVD but since it’s now 20 years old, it’s not readily available. Through a google search you can find used copies for sale for a small price. (I hope to stream it from my website soon!).

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Me & my girls, out & about. (at The Public Theater)



Me & my girls, out & about. (at The Public Theater)

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“...she had little use for separate but so-called equal. My mother understood from her Southern roots a basic principle that still rings true; where there's a white presence, there will be amenities. She wanted grocery stores with quality produce, and roads that got repaired and streeetlights that came on magically at dusk and garbage that got collectd on time.”
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“My parents’ marriage, begun with a pregnancy that produced a stillborn child, was itself stillborn—a union formed with expectation and promise that never delivered.”
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“To be clear, she always admired hard workers: she just didn't see the point of laboring to benefit someone else. "If you're going to work hard," she used to say, "you might as well work hard for yourself.”
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