For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color

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Love of community and pride in culture are central themes in Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez’s collection of thought-provoking and enlightening essays about identity and culture, as seen through the lens of a movement leader who has ushered a brand of activism that is brazen and confident. For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts addresses the struggle to directly confront racism, colorism, misogyny, and classism, armed with the power of liberatory approaches.

Rodriguez founded the Latina Rebels digital community, developing a strong following among Brown, bilingual queer women and allies. In the book, she shares her own racial awakening as a working class, Brown, immigrant Latina. While the book serves to inspire, it’s also a tool for education. Beyond love and affection for family and community, Rodriguez also displays righteous anger and frustration about the harms caused by whiteness to the ability of Brown and Black folks to find acceptance in institutions designed without them in mind.

For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts is beautifully and earnestly written to reach the hearts of women of color working toward justice and equity. The book may also be instructional for non-Latinx/a folks: it offers a valuable lesson in decentering our world view, so we may humbly listen and understand.

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Author Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Seal Press
Publish Date 07-Sep-2021
ISBN 9781541674875 Buy this Book
Issue October 2021
Category Current Events & Politics