“Books From My Own Community.” A Farewell from Reading Women
This Week from the Reading Women Podcast
In Reading Women’s final episode, Kendra and a very special guest reminisce about episodes across Reading Women’s six seasons.
From the episode:
Kendra: Sometimes you’re just so in it, it can be hard to remember. You’re just trying to meet the deadlines. It’s sometimes difficult to be like, oh, right, we’re doing this because we love books and because we want to make a difference in everyday readers’ lives. And we want to support these authors who may not be getting as much attention as they deserve because of one reason or another. And so that’s something that I have always loved about the podcast; that is ultimately why I did this.
And I am so grateful when listeners reach out and say, you know, I’ve been reading these books, I didn’t realize how many dudes I was reading or how many white people I was reading. Or I belong to this community and I realized I wasn’t reading any books from my own community. It was just something I didn’t realize. Those are the moments of why Reading Women exists, is really for listeners and for those authors.