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Author Lawson, Shayla, author.

Title This is major : notes on Diana Ross, dark girls, and being dope / Shayla Lawson.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Harper Perennial, 2020.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  920.009296 LAW    AVAILABLE
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Description xxxi, 294 pages : 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294).
Contents Introduction: American girls. You are here ; For colored girls ; I tried to be Twitter famous ; Tammy from HR ; No, my first name ain't Whoopi ; Black girl magic ; Names for "Black" and what year it was ; Black girl hipster ; "Black lives matter" yard signs matter ; Interracial dating ; Love songs for thots ; Cake is canceled ; Let her be laughter ; Diana ross is major ; Young, drifted & black ; & just in case you forget who I am, I am.
Summary Shayla Lawson is major. She is on a mission to move black girls like herself from best-supporting actress to a starring role in the major narrative. Whether she's taking on workplace microaggressions or upending racist stereotypes about her home state of Kentucky, she looks for the side of the story that isn't always told, the places where the voices of black girls haven't been heard. The essays herein ask questions like: Why are black women invisible to AI? What is 'black girl magic?' And: How much magic does it take to land a Tinder date? With a unique mix of personal stories, pop culture observations, and insights into politics and history, Lawson sheds light on these questions, as well as the many ways black women and girls have influenced mainstream culture, from their style to their language, and even their art, and how 'major' they really are. Timely, enlightening, and wickedly sharp, this audiobook places black women at the center; no longer silenced, no longer the minority.
Subject Essays.
Lawson, Shayla.
African American women -- Biography.
Kentucky -- Biography.
Genre Biographies.
Added Author Lawson, Shayla. You are here.
Lawson, Shayla. For colored girls.
Lawson, Shayla. I tried to be Twitter famous.
Lawson, Shayla. Tammy from HR.
Lawson, Shayla. No, my first name ain't Whoopi.
Lawson, Shayla. Black girl magic.
Lawson, Shayla. Names for "black" and what year it was.
Lawson, Shayla. Black girl hipster.
Lawson, Shayla. "Black Lives Matter" yard signs matter.
Lawson, Shayla. Interacial dating.
ISBN 006289059X
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