Shanae' Brown
Brooklyn-based writer of personal essay and fiction. Words in The Root, Ebony, MadameNoire, VSB. Fiction in Long Hidden anthology. Currently working on a YA novel for black girls like me.
Feb 10

Too bad this balanced piece wasn’t the first thing everyone read after Kobe’s death. Maybe the shit show that ensued would have been a little less shitty.

Feb 14 2019

Bless your mom and aunt for treating your lack of choices of black women heroes like the actual crisis it was!

Feb 14 2019

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

Feb 14 2019

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.

Feb 14 2019

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

Feb 14 2019

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