Uh-oh! Not your typical Book Club! Calling all Women of Color who are ready to dive into books and discussions that impact our lives, our struggles, our hopes, our hearts and our community! We will be mixing it up the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7 pm to 9:30 pm with brief social ice breaking convo, then diving into our selected book and discussion.
How does Mocha Brains and Books define a Woman of Color?
By definition this would mean "A person who is not white or of European parentage." However, more importantly, do YOU identify yourself as a Woman of Color? It may sound funny, but there are many people of color who identify (and prefer to be identified by others) as white or of European background. Think about that for a minute before joining the group.
Not a Woman Of Color?
That's okay! All are welcome as long as you respect this colorful space, embrace issues with an open heart and have a desire to understand and grow with us. Part white and part color? Come on over! Shy and introverted? Bring it! So many sisters struggle with social anxieties and need a space to push their own personal boundaries. This is not a group of exclusion, simply a place for WOC to not be the token part of the usual, every day space. Sometimes, I just simply grow very tired of being the "only one" and maybe you are, too.
How does the group work and what kind of books will we be reading?
Holding true to a spirit of collaboration, sisters of MBB will share the task and privilege of book nominations, votes, hosting/co-hosting, discussion points/questions and, of course, a beverage or snack to share. Although this group is inclined to celebrate WOC authors, books read and discussed do not need to be exclusively written by WOC so long as the topic is one that WOC would enjoy discussing. I am a believer in having a pulse on all lifestyles and mindsets, especially those that differ from my own. Sometimes, the best books are the ones that are most controversial.
When will I hear back after I request to join?
If you request to join our group, please allow up to 48 hours for a response. We understand things come up and most of us join a meetup with very hearty intentions. However, in order to keep our list of sisters current and fresh, if you have not attended a meeting/outing in 3 months you will be graciously removed.
This has been a long time vision on my heart and mind and I am very excited to join this adventure with you! Woo hooooo!!