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Monet Timmons

Monet Timmons has 5 articles published.

Monet Timmons is currently a graduating senior at Emory University double majoring in English and African American Studies. Her previous writing experience includes her participation with Abbey Roads Study Abroad Blogs and Emory's very own Black student publication, Black Star Magazine, where she is the coordinator for the Black hair blog. She enjoys reading fiction and non-fiction from Black women writers as well as books on Black history. Monet hopes to contribute her passion for books by authors of color to BookTrib.

Morgan Jerkins’ ‘This Will Be My Undoing’ is Timely Portrait of Womanhood in America

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This year, books pertaining to race, gender, sexuality and feminism are paving the way for some interesting discussions and perspectives on how we view human life in America. One of the most prolific of these to be released this year is Morgan Jerkins’ debut, This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America. Jerkins’ collection of essays is a timely discourse on the treatment and experiences of Black women in this country. Named as the “one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018” by Esquire, Elle, and Vogue, Jerkins’ book contains a collection of essays regarding topics such as feminism, misogyny, Black history and pop culture. The main question Jerkins answers in her…

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BookTrib Q&A: Author Diane B. Saxton Talks about Symbolism and the Lives of Women ‘Peregrine Island’

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Complex and rich, Peregrine Island: A Novel is a story where each character beautifully intertwines with the next, helping to create a narrative that is filled with art, mystery, family and life. The author of Peregrine Island, Diane B. Saxton, previously worked as a journalist, covering everything from animal rights activism, to travel and everything in between. In an exclusive BookTrib interview, Saxton talks to about the inspiration behind her novel and writing about women in this day and time when women’s leadership has taken center stage.   BookTrib: Where did your inspiration to write this novel stem from? DS: That’s a very good question. The main reason I love to write fiction is because I honestly don’t know where stories originate.…

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10 Great Books and Films to Celebrate MLK Day

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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day we think back to the man that changed the course of history during the Civil Rights Movement and left an impression that we will never forget. Today we reflect on some of the books and their movie counterparts that have been made possible due to our American history and King’s contributions. These unforgettable novels are must-reads on a day like today, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Watch: Eyes on the Prize Read: Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 With the production of the documentary came the publication of the book Eyes on the Prize. Both the film and book highlight key events during the Civil Rights Movement through first person narratives…

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The Gift of Gab: How Actress Gabrielle Union’s First Book Inspired Conversations across College Campuses

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Recently, hashtags such as #MeToo have sparked conversation and allowed sexual assault survivors to stand in solidarity with one another and share their experiences without shame. Last month, college students from schools in the Atlanta University Center (AUC)— which houses Spelman College, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University, created the hashtag #WeKnowWhatYouDid to bring attention to rape in the AUC and call out those who got away assaulting other students. The hashtag started after several students posted the names of alleged rapists across the three campuses in hopes of forcing AUC administrators to take action against the accused.  Signs bearing the phrases, “No More Secrets,” “Morehouse Protects Rapists” and “Spelman Protects Rapists” were also posted, but were later removed by campus police. Rape and assault at…

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What is the Half-Billion Dollar Trend You Don’t Know About?

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Monet Timmons is one our two 2017 Writers-in-Residence. Read this exciting piece on books about natural hair care by Ms. Timmons. Recently, more Black women have been choosing to wear their natural hair, free from chemical processing with a focus on maintaining hair health. This trend has been gaining more attention as hair care lines like Pantene and others add more products that are geared toward Black women and as celebrities like Taraji P. Henson grace the cover of Glamour magazine sporting natural styles. Even YouTube offers an array of instructional videos from various sources on how to style and care for natural hair.   In the late 1960s, Black women began wearing Afros as a form of political resistance…

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