“Equality is not exclusive to a group. Neither is it one particular group’s responsibility to carry the torch for everyone else.” – Catherine Adel West
Catherine Adel West is an editor living and working in Chicago. She graduated with both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana. Her work is published in Black Fox, Five2One, Better than Starbucks, Doors Ajar, 805 Lit + Art, The Helix Magazine, Lunch Ticket and Gay Magazine. Saving Ruby King is her first novel.
Connect with Catherine on her website, Twitter, and Instagram.
Catherine’s book recommendations:
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Chiffon Trenches by André Leon Talley
Kindred and Fledgling by Octavia Butler
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
Also mentioned: All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men, But Some of us Are Brave: Black Women’s Studies by Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull, Patricia Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith
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