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PRESS RELEASE: NEW BOOK “BLACK GIRLS ARE FROM THE FUTURE: ESSAYS ON RACE, DIGITAL CREATIVITY AND POP CULTURE” BY RENINA JARMON

August 12, 2013

Author, blogger and doctoral student Renina Jarmon announces her book, a wonderful and timely blend of essays featuring racial analysis, creativity on the internet and popular culture.

In this ambitious collection of essays cultural critic Renina Jarmon explores a range of topics from the politics of being a high achieving scholarship student from East Oakland, to the racial and gender politics of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In”. She applies her critical eye to the work of Janelle Monae, Octavia Butler and Erykah Badu. Renina details her own narrative describing how she used the internet to claim her voice, find her tribe and own her #BlackGirlsarefromthefuture brand. If you are interested in insightful commentary and an inspiring reflective story then you will be impressed with this collection of essays.

#Blackgirlsarefromthe future is a blog, a book and a brand. T-shirts and tote bags are available for sale featuring the #BlackGirDSCF0432lsAreFromtheFuture logo. Renina’s work has been mentioned in The Root, Ms. Magazine, XXL and Clutch Magazine online. She has written over 963 blog posts and her blogs New Model Minority.com and Black Girls Are from the Future.com have received nearly 300,000 unique visits from people in the US, Africa, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean.

A limited number of review copies are available upon request.

Author Bio:

Renina Jarmon is a blogger, author and doctoral student. Her graduate studies specifically focus on the politics of Black women’s digital story-telling archives and the political ecosystems of the internet. Currently, she is studying gender, race and sexuality in the media and she also teaches a college course- Introduction to Women’s Studies. Renina has been invited to speak at several institutions and organizations about topics such as gender, race and blogging including the Barnard Center for Research on Women, The WESTAF Symposium in Aspen, Words, Beats and Life and Art Sanctuary’s Annual Writing Festival in Philadelphia.rsz_1press_release_photo-_RJ

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