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One is a Whole Number: Black Women Redefine Living Single

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Brown Girl Collective celebrates BOLD, Brilliant and Beautiful women and girls of African descent by paying homage to our past and sharing our present, while preparing for our future. 

Hosted by BGC founder Marcie L. Thomas, this special show focuses on the ways in which Black women are joyfully claiming their season of being single and utilizing it as a time for personal growth and self-reflection, in spite of what society has to say about it.

Special Guests include:

  • Nika C. Beamon, author of I Didn't Work This Hard Just to Get Married: Successful, Single Black Women Speak Out, a compilation of stories by African American women who are embracing singleness in their own way. Beamon is a Writer/Producer for WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York; the number one local news station in the country. She is currently awaiting the publication of her memoir: Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House, the tale of a woman’s quest to find the correct diagnosis after years of chronic illness.
  • Joshunda Sanders, author of Single & Happy: The Party of Ones, her personal tale of exploring online dating and coming to the conclusion that the person that she needed to date most was herself. Sanders is a veteran journalist, writer and scholar. Her writing has appeared in Kirkus Reviews, Gawker, Publishers Weekly and Salon among many other print and online publications. She is writing a nonfiction book about the impact of race and gender on traditional media scheduled for publication in 2015.

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