Shanae' Brown
shanaeness
the best writer you've never heard of. marketer by day, novelist in progress by night. occasional blogger at becauseimwrite.net
2/14/19
7:20 PM
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Bless your mom and aunt for treating your lack of choices of black women heroes like the actual crisis it was!

2/14/19
4:52 PM
3

When Vashti Harrison’s book was published in 2017, *every* kid I knew got a copy! Including my then-19 year old! And I have one of my own!! Read more

2/14/19
4:04 PM
4

I thought Amelia Earhart was cool, too and I didn’t know who Harriet Tubman was until I saw A Woman Called Moses.  Cicely Tyson was cool, too.

2/14/19
3:25 PM
6

This is incredibly beautiful. I’m so glad you had such a strong, invested, passionate matriarchy there with you to celebrate black history and black excellence! I wish I could say the same for myself as an immigrant. There aren’t many who look like me who have been able to influence American history. And I’ve lived Read more

2/14/19
2:21 PM
5

Great read! It takes me back to the first time I read Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. It was the first time I read a book that made me feel truly three-dimensional, like there was more to me than just my race, gender, blood and bone! I do everything I can, to this day, to foster that feeling in Read more