Tamara Winfrey-Harris Performs a Passage from Dear Black Girl
On Storybound, Our Radio-Theater Podcast
Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction.
On the sixth episode of the fourth season, Tamara Winfrey-Harris reads an excerpt from Dear Black Girl: Letters from Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power, backed by an original Storybound remix with Au Revoir Simone, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.
Tamara Winfrey-Harris is a writer who specializes in the ever-evolving space where current events, politics, and pop culture intersect with race and gender. She has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times, and has appeared on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and Janet Mock’s “So Popular” on MSNBC.com. Tamara’s first book, The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America, was published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers in 2015 and called “a myth-busting portrait of Black women in America” by The Washington Post. The book won the Phillis Wheatley Award, IndieFab Award, Independent Publishers Living Now Award, and the IPPY Award. Her sophomore effort, Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters On Stepping Into Your Power, was released in March 2021.
Au Revoir Simone is a Brooklyn-based, Casio-centric indie pop outfit that puts the keyboard front and center. They have released four albums, and have been featured in Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Academy, and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.
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