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A Singer and a Vigneron Walked Into a Bar : Bios of Gladys Bentley and Kirtsa Scruggs Welcome To My Vagina

    • Sexuality

In this weeks podcast, we talked about some pretty amazing women! Jessy will tell you all about the badass gender-bending blues singer Gladys Bentley, and Rebekah will introduce you to Kirsta Scruggs, a serious taste maker in the natural wine world! In lieu of all the usual notes, we are going to share with you some resources for things to read, places to donate and things to watch. We are living through a revolution, friends.


Here is an AMAZING reading list by Victoria Alexander (you can find her on Twitter @victoriaalxndr):

Anti-Racist Lit: Starter Kit:

Stamped From the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi

A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn

White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo

So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo

Anti-Racist Lit: Intermediate Kit

The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America, Anders Walker

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incareration in the Age of Color Blindness, Michelle Alexander

The Condemnation of Blackness, Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland, Jonathan M. Metzl

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, Ronald Takaki

How to be an Anti Racist, Ibram X. Kendi

Anti-Racist Lit: Topic Specifics

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond

Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond: Everything Your American History Textbook got Wrong, Marc Lamont Hill

Lies My Teachers Told Me, James W Loewen

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversation about Race, Beverley Daniel Tatum, PhD

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein

Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy, Darryl Pinckney

Anti-Racist Lit: Biographies, Non- Fiction, Personal Narratives

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson

The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Killing Rage, bell hooks

Becoming, Michelle Obama



The Black Lives Matters movement has put this amazing site together that has been shared pretty widely. But, sometimes we miss things! So, here it is! There are protest maps, petitions, places to donate (both with money and with time), a missing people thread, extra resources and more. Honestly, Black Lives Matters has been at this for A MINUTE and has used that time to put together a bunch of resources to make us as useful as we can possibly be. So, check it out, explore the site. As we said: there are so many different roles to be played here and they do not all involve being out on the streets protesting. So find out where you can be most useful. The only mistake you can make is not getting involved, whether that be through conversations with friends, donating money, whatever. Black lives matter. 

Stay safe. 

Love,
Jessy and Rebekah 

In this weeks podcast, we talked about some pretty amazing women! Jessy will tell you all about the badass gender-bending blues singer Gladys Bentley, and Rebekah will introduce you to Kirsta Scruggs, a serious taste maker in the natural wine world! In lieu of all the usual notes, we are going to share with you some resources for things to read, places to donate and things to watch. We are living through a revolution, friends.


Here is an AMAZING reading list by Victoria Alexander (you can find her on Twitter @victoriaalxndr):

Anti-Racist Lit: Starter Kit:

Stamped From the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi

A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn

White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo

So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo

Anti-Racist Lit: Intermediate Kit

The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America, Anders Walker

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incareration in the Age of Color Blindness, Michelle Alexander

The Condemnation of Blackness, Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland, Jonathan M. Metzl

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, Ronald Takaki

How to be an Anti Racist, Ibram X. Kendi

Anti-Racist Lit: Topic Specifics

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond

Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond: Everything Your American History Textbook got Wrong, Marc Lamont Hill

Lies My Teachers Told Me, James W Loewen

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversation about Race, Beverley Daniel Tatum, PhD

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein

Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy, Darryl Pinckney

Anti-Racist Lit: Biographies, Non- Fiction, Personal Narratives

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson

The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Killing Rage, bell hooks

Becoming, Michelle Obama



The Black Lives Matters movement has put this amazing site together that has been shared pretty widely. But, sometimes we miss things! So, here it is! There are protest maps, petitions, places to donate (both with money and with time), a missing people thread, extra resources and more. Honestly, Black Lives Matters has been at this for A MINUTE and has used that time to put together a bunch of resources to make us as useful as we can possibly be. So, check it out, explore the site. As we said: there are so many different roles to be played here and they do not all involve being out on the streets protesting. So find out where you can be most useful. The only mistake you can make is not getting involved, whether that be through conversations with friends, donating money, whatever. Black lives matter. 

Stay safe. 

Love,
Jessy and Rebekah 

36 min