5 Books by Black Female Authors

5 Books by Black Female Authors

Before 1919, when women were given the right to vote, women weren’t respected as apart of mankind. Black women had it worse as many were assaulted by white slaveowners, and were less than deserving of anything but to bear children. This, however, did not stop the aspiring black authors to write in a time when blacks were forbidden to read or write. Our Nig by Harriet E. Wilson, written in 1859, become the first book to be published by an African American woman. This book gave women the opportunity to have the courage to continue to have a voice and …

10 Literary Ladies who Deserve to Celebrate Hot Girl Summer

10 Literary Ladies who Deserve to Celebrate Hot Girl Summer

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What exactly is hot girl summer? I’m so glad you asked. Hot girl summer is a term coined by fans of Megan Thee Stallion.   Image via Billboard   The rapper explained the movement to The Root: “It’s about women and men being unapologetically them, just having a good-ass time, hyping up their friends, doing you.” And that’s really all there is to it. Hot girl summer is about exuding confidence, and helping those around you love themselves in turn. Now, which literary heroines deserve to strut their stuff and throw it in a circle all night this summer? Wow, …

10 Literary Role Models to Help You Kick Ass in 2019

10 Literary Role Models to Help You Kick Ass in 2019

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Sometimes, we look to our friends to be better people. Since you probably just rang in the New Year watching all of your friends sing badly and injure themselves while intoxicated, maybe you’re looking for a role model who’s a little more respectable. Here’s a list of ten literary characters who can inspire us to be better people in the year 2019—as long as we emulate only their positive qualities. (Katniss Everdeen did kill dozens of people.) 1. Atticus Finch   Gif Via Tumblr.com   A more inspirational lawyer than most actual lawyers, Harper Lee‘s beloved character Atticus Finch is a role …