The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Review

This review does not contain any spoilers. The Vanishing Half is a brilliant, intergenerational novel that explores the intersections of race, gender, class and colorism. From the 1950s to nearly the 1990s, Bennet tells the story of the Vignes twins, who were inseparable as children but ultimately chose to live in two different worlds: one Black … Continue reading The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Review

Are you an ‘Only’ in Pittsburgh? Good, let’s elevate our stories together

On this 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, we commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States as of June 19, 1865. It is also a time to reflect on the work still needed to be done to address the lasting consequences of systemic racism. Photo credit: Alex Grubbs “That matters?” A professor once asked me … Continue reading Are you an ‘Only’ in Pittsburgh? Good, let’s elevate our stories together

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd Review

This review does not contain any spoilers - unless you've never read the Bible. In The Book of Longings Sue Monk Kidd imagines the possibility that Jesus had a wife. That’s right, a wife—and she's woke. Not much is known about Jesus’ early years and Kidd uses this to envision the young couple’s life. As Jesus is called … Continue reading The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd Review

How Brands Should Approach Social Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic

I serve on the board of PRSA Pittsburgh. Recently, my co-chair and I spoke on the organization's Screen to Screen Instagram Live series. The series explores where the PR industry stands during the COVID-19 pandemic by interviewing Pittsburgh's PR pros. In our session, we discussed how brands should proceed on social media during the current … Continue reading How Brands Should Approach Social Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic