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From a poet and celebrated spoken-word performer comes a debut poetry collection that takes readers on an empowering, lyrical journey exploring truth, silence, wounds, healing, and the resilience we all share.
Dear Girl is a journey from
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All photographs taken by Phylicia J.L. Munn for TheWrap
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Reading list curated by Liz Parker, Head of Publishing at Verve.
“Bennett’s gorgeously written second novel, an ambitious meditation on race and identity, considers the divergent fates of twin sisters, born in the Jim Crow South, after one decides to pass for white. Bennett balances the literary demands of dynamic characterization with the historical and social realities of her subject matter.”-The New York Times
“A complex, layered page-turner…This is a book that will read, I suspect, quite differently to various audiences-funny to some, deeply uncomfortable and shamefully recognizable to others-but whatever the experience, I urge you to read Such a Fun Age. Let its empathetic approach to even the ickiest characters stir you, allow yourself to share Emira’s millennial anxieties about adulting, take joy in the innocence of Briar’s still-unmarred personhood, and rejoice that Kiley Reid is only just getting started.” -NPR
“Told in first person, in an unadorned voice both childlike and wise, Dominicana takes us inside the mind of its very young narrator…And a small miracle happens in the book’s pages…a woman bravely setting forth on a new life, finding and conquering America on her own newly learned terms, and facing a future as hopeful as an infant’s bright eyes.”
“Spellbinding . . . Petty leaps from genre to genre with dizzying velocity. . . to show the way trauma works on us, how it shapes our lived experience. . . tantalizing us with the ‘truth’ about what really happened to Alice. . . even as the term itself feels increasingly useless, deceptive.” -Megan Abbott, The New York Times Book Review
“Reliably funny…poignant on the aftermath of loss. Written from the sometimes acerbic, sometimes sweet and always laser-sharp perspective of [Kalb’s grandmother,] Bobby Bell … in between are loving recollections of their relationship, including snippets of conversations and voicemails and a steady supply of life advice.”–Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
“This book has the reverberating and patriotic slap of the best American prose writing. . . . Wilkerson has written a closely argued book that largely avoids the word ‘racism,’ yet stares it down with more humanity and rigor than nearly all but a few books in our literature. . . . It’s a book that changes the weather inside a reader.”-Dwight Garner, The New York Times
“In prose that is clean, crisp, and cutting, Kendall reveals how feminism has both failed to take into account populations too often excluded from the banner of feminism and failed to consider the breadth of issues affecting the daily lives of millions of women. . . . Throughout, Kendall thoughtfully and deliberately takes mainstream feminism to task . . . [but] if Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. For every case in which Kendall highlights problematic practices, she offers guidance for how we can all do better.”
From the beloved co-hosts of the By the Book podcast comes a humorous and insightful look into what advice works, what doesn’t, and what it means to transform yourself. And in 2020, what more do we need?–NPR
“Over-achieving young lawyer Christie Tate gives readers an inside peek into the highs and lows of group therapy. Recovering from an eating disorder and battling depression, Tate reluctantly turns to this communal form of psychotherapy. Funny, emotional, and insightful, Group is sure to be a breakout hit.” –Good Morning America
“Sharp and engrossing…A powerful illustration of the obstacles our society continues to throw up in the paths of ambitious young women, and the ways that institutions still protect and enable badly behaving men.” -The New York Times Book Review
In April 2018, Liz Parker packed up her life in New York and moved to Los Angeles to launch Verve’s publishing division, where she continues to bring books to the forefront of Verve’s conversations. Under Parker’s leadership, she has signed clients who had never written a book, turning them into published authors with multiple titles now under their belts. She has also successfully transitioned many of her clients to screenwriters, working closely with the television and motion picture teams. Parker continues to be a valuable asset to Verve in guiding their non-publishing clients to explore new media opportunities with books and expanding Verve’s business into the ever-popular podcast arena. As one of the few book agents on the West Coast, Parker is also a published author, having previously written for the New York Times ‘Modern Love’ column, and finishing her debut novel, set to be released in June 2021 by Lake Union Press. Prior to Verve, Parker was a literary agent at InkWell Management and, prior to that, the publishing director of Counterpoint and Soft Skill Press in Berkeley, CA. Parker works with Susan Fowler (Whistleblower), Emmy-Award winner Leah Remini (Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath), Singer-Songwriter Aimee Mann, NAACP Award winner Nia Long, Sarah Edmondson (Scarred, The Vow), NYT bestselling author Mikki Daughtry (Five Feet Apart, All This Time, The Curse of La Llorona), Kristen Meinzer & Jolenta Greenberg (books How to Start a Podcast, How To Be Fine; podcast By The Book), NYT bestselling author Gaby Dunn (Bad With Money), Harrison & Matt Query (My Wife and I Bought a Ranch), Dan Jones (The Report) and economic editor Brendan Greeley.
This film competition is for short films by women and gender non-conforming filmmakers of color, narrative or documentary, highlighting themes relevant to womanhood, community, and representation.
Sounds of War
Director: Jazmin Johnson
Logline: “Sounds of War” is a juxtaposition piece that explores J’s personal, blissful world of whimsical fantasy and the anxiety that her and other Black people adopted from age-old wounds of injustice.
Director: Yoko Okumura (OH-KUH-MUH-RA)
Logline: “LEXICAL GAP is a wild lady-punk musical short film about redefining virginity. Through her music, Lead singer Lex looks back at the painful mistakes she made as a teenage girl.”
Director: Latoya Morgan + Sue-Ellen Chitunya (Producer)
Logline: On the eve of a game-changing campaign event, a politician must decide what to do when a secret scandal erupts a few days out from a historic presidential election.
Director: Shanrica Evans
Logline: In this meditative character piece a young woman living in a defensive state of anxiety because of a past assault recognizes parts of her pain when she encounters a homeless woman who’s haunted by her own traumatic experiences.
Little Con Lili
Director: Gabriela Garcia Medina
Logline: LILI, is a 10 year old Cuban-American girl who should be doing her homework, but instead, decides to enjoy a leisurely afternoon, home alone, eating all her favorite foods, and listening to her favorite band, Air Supply. All’s well, until her mother (NORMA) is fired from work for stealing toilet paper and selling Pop Tarts to guests. When Norma comes home unexpectedly early from work, Lili must hustle to con her mother into believing she’d been doing her homework the entire time.
*Due to a late-breaking distribution deal with HBO, this film is no longer available to screen.*
A Cure For All Things
Director: Katherine Chou
Logline: Jiawei finds a mysterious vial in her late mother’s fridge, transforming her into their ancestors and descendants. A Cure for All Things is a story of what we leave out and what we leave behind.
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Dressember is an anti human trafficking nonprofit with an annual campaign where thousands of men and women take on the challenge of wearing a dress or a tie every day during the month of December. In 7 years, the Dressember community has raised over $10MM USD toward the fight to end exploitation. Learn more and join the movement!LEARN MORE
Moms Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. We pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. We know that gun violence is preventable, and we’re committed to doing what it takes to keep families safe.
Founded in March 2018 by actress and activist Jameela Jamil, I Weigh is a community allyship platform built to share ideas and stories that ultimately mobilize activism. Through powerful original content we’re committed to breaking down different stereotypes in the world; teaching each other how to practically and effectively use our time and energy to make actual change both in our own communities and globally.LEARN MORE
TIME’S UP insists upon a world where work is safe, fair, and dignified for women of all kinds. Founded by more than 300 women in entertainment, TIME’S UP’s message quickly resonated with alliances and individuals across all industries, worldwide. Our work is bold, diverse, and solutions-oriented. By working together, we can increase women’s power and influence and ensure everyone has an equal chance to succeed at work.LEARN MORE
The PWS closing concert on Thursday, December 10th will raise money for COVID-19 relief. Below are resources for attendees to donate to COVID relief or access information providing help during this trying time.
Hire Her Back, run by entertainment industry non-profit Women in Film (WIF) is a multimedia campaign calling for entertainment employers to achieve gender and racial equality as they move toward returning to film and television production. Hire Her Back calls attention to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women and people of color, as well as highlighting the extraordinary talent of women in the screen industries.DONATE NOW
Mothers2Mothers is working to meet the changing health needs of adolescent girls and young women in Africa, who are either living with HIV or at risk of contracting the virus. What’s more, people living with HIV who are not on effective treatment can face serious health challenges from COVID-19 due to their immunocompromised health status.
Every Mother Counts is a global organization founded by Christy Turlington Burns, and they are focused on bringing maternal health issues to light and advocating for policy change. During COVID-19, Every Mother Counts has been focusing on finding new ways to support mothers during this difficult time.LEARN MORE
Good+Foundation was founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld. The mission of the organization is to stop multi-generational poverty by providing goods and services to families in need. Since the pandemic started, they have also donated almost $125,000 in emergency grants to help parents struggling to make rent or buy groceries.LEARN MORE
· CDC: Mental Health & Coping During COVID-19
· CDC: Stigma and Resilience During COVID-19
· CDC: Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
· SAMHSA: Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks