Podcast Shownotes

Brooklyn, Bookstagram, & Community

Alana sits down with Trae of @blkbookswap and Fayola of @readingforblacklives to discuss the origin and work of their Brooklyn/Bookstagram based orgs. This conversation breaks down the importance of community, representation, and what it’s like incorporating white people into communal spaces while holding space for poc. 

Bookstores Mentioned:  

CafeConLibros: Website // Instagram

Adanne: Website // Instagram

TheLuxeLibrary: Website // Instagram  

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Follow Trae w/ BlkBookSwapInitiative: Instagram // Twitter // Venmo

Follow Fayola w/ TheReadingforBlackLivesProject: Instagram // Website // Venmo // Paypal

Follow Alana Amore: Instagram

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This episode was edited by Angel Akurienne and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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Angel is a Nigerian, born in Ghana, raised in South Dakota, and currently living in Minnesota. She’s a self certified art heaux obsessed with writing, theatre, music, crafts, fashion and everything in between. A storyteller in motion, she’s on a mission to celebrate Blackness existing outside of the typical monolith portrayed by Media. When she’s not fighting the good fight, you can find her analyzing nostalgic TV, testing new recipes, or making themed mood boards and playlists. Favorite genres: young adult, memoir, african/african-american fiction

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