"A myth-busting portrait of black women in America." - The Washington Post

"Tamara Winfrey Harris's take-no-prisoners manifesto is the title everyone should download now." - Essence

"Harris challenges age-old constructions of black womanhood with real-life accounts from black mothers, daughters, aunties, and girlfriends who reject the popular narrative of brokenness." - Gawker

"...a balm in this political age of #SayHerName..." - The Feminist Wire

"A brilliant deconstruction of the social expectations and struggles of black feminity..." - Bust

" I hope everyone out there gets Tamara's book." - Janet Mock, MSNBC, "So POPular"

"...a love letter to all the sisters..." - Tayari Jones, author, Silver Sparrow

"This book is a gift." - Dr. Brittney Cooper, Salon
 

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About Tamara

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. Her first book is The Sisters are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative for Black Women in America (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Spring 2015). “For black women,” Tamara explains, “the most radical thing we can do is to throw off the shackles forged by [stereotypes] and regain our full and complex humanity. [This] is a revolutionary act in the face of a society eager to mold us into hard, unbreakable things.” Read More