Phoebe's Reviews > Womanish: A Grown Black Woman Speaks on Love and Life
Womanish: A Grown Black Woman Speaks on Love and Life
Mar 31, 2019
Reading for the 2nd time. Most recently started March 31, 2019.
This collection of essays is for me, now. Although I'm a little younger than the author, we're generationally similar in ways that are impactful for me. Even when I didn't quite agree, I felt like I understood what Ms. Mclarin was telling me at a bone-deep level. Her essay blowing up OK Cupid's findings about the state of Black female dating was uplifting; the essay about her nephew being sentenced to prison was crushing, and her wry asides in the essay blowing open the difficulties and power systems operating in b/w female friendships were illustrative and sharp. Overall, this was a quick and worthwhile read, and I'm glad for having experienced it.
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