Infuriated by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, writer and editor Lyzette Wanzer felt that she had to do something. And she did something the best way she could, with a pen and paper. Along the way, she recruited other Black and Afro Latina women writers, and they compiled their thoughts, grievances, and hopes into a book that they wish will bring forth better changes in how Black people, especially women and girls, are treated in day to day American society.
Trauma, Tresses, and Truth: Untangling Our Hair Through Personal Narratives (Lawrence Hill Books, an imprint of Chicago Review Press, and was just released yesterday) Lyzette Wanzer captures how and why the Black body continues to be misunderstood.
Lyzette will be at Malik Books in Culver City on January 22nd, 2 p.m. for an in-person book discussion about her latest release. Joining Lyzette in the book discussion will be fellow writers Dr. Adrienne Oliver and Kelechi Ubozoh.