Writing can be a transgressive and political act. At its best, a well-crafted and finely told story can point the reader in the direction of her healing, her power and her connection to the world and others.
In this interview with C. Nicole Mason, author of Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something In America (St. Martin’s Press, August 16, 2016) and Aishah Shahidah Simmons, an associate editor of The Feminist Wire and the producer/writer/director of the critically acclaimed film NO! The Rape Documentary, these long-time friends talk writing to transgress, simultaneously holding Black pain and joy, and just how a Bad Ass Black Feminist gets made.
The two met at Café Rue Dix, a French-Senegalese restaurant in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. To read the full article, click here.