Phoebe Robinson is One Dope Queen

Get to know the talented author behind this season’s book pick! If you didn’t know, now you know! SHE WELL READ (SWR) is officially back with Season 3 of the podcast. This season Lana and Samra will be breaking down Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes, by the multi-hyphenate Phoebe Robinson!Continue reading “Phoebe Robinson is One Dope Queen”

‘Abbott Elementary’ and ABC Bring Free Book Fairs to Underfunded Schools

Abbott Elementary is one of the latest TV shows to take the world by storm. Written in the style of a workplace mockumentary, the rookie sitcom spotlights the highs and lows that educators at underfunded public schools experience on a daily basis. Abbott Elementary has made history as the first comedy debut to quadruple itsContinue reading “‘Abbott Elementary’ and ABC Bring Free Book Fairs to Underfunded Schools”

What’s the Deal With Book Challenges?

Since September 2021 there have been more than 230 book challenges. A book challenge is the “attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group.” Public libraries and schools in the U.S. have seen an influx in campaigns demanding the removal of books that focus on the experiences ofContinue reading “What’s the Deal With Book Challenges?”

SWR Christmas Gift Guide

Welcome to the one-stop shop for all your holiday shopping! Curated by Alana and Samra, the two have sustained long-term relationships with all the small biz owners listed. We hope you enjoy their fabulous products… and maybe even gift a few to your friends and family. 😉 Admiral Row We were introduced to this brandContinue reading “SWR Christmas Gift Guide”

How Solange is Creating a ‘For Us By Us’ Community Around Black Art

“For us, this sh*t is for us.” – Solange, “F.U.B.U.” , A Seat at the Table Solange Knowles has always been for the culture. It’s evident through her artistry. You can see it, you can feel it and you can hear it in every thing she does; undoubtedly with intent. So there’s no surprise toContinue reading “How Solange is Creating a ‘For Us By Us’ Community Around Black Art”

You Are Not Alone

While September is National Suicide Awareness Month, it’s important to be able to open up the conversation on mental health year-round. Nonetheless, this month we are taking the time to share resources and information on the stigmatized topic.  We have been in a declared pandemic for 549 days (— where does the time go?!) andContinue reading “You Are Not Alone”

6 August Releases to Add to Your TBR List

We’re already more than half way through the year— what even is the concept of time these days? How many books have you gotten through on your ‘To Be Read (TBR)’ list? Better yet how many unreasonable but totally necessary reads have you added to the list? We’ve got you covered with a guide toContinue reading “6 August Releases to Add to Your TBR List”

New Year’s Resolutions-ish

We’re about ⅔ of the way through January and whew…what a year it has been already. Like many of you, I have made resolutions for the new year, but this year, I decided to write my resolutions a little differently. Sometimes when we make these resolutions, we create a long list of things without alsoContinue reading “New Year’s Resolutions-ish”

Black Lives Matter Reading List

#BlackLivesMatter While watching the news can be eye opening, it can also overwhelm us! Wondering how we can help in a sea of trauma and corruption can not only be debilitating, but can leave even the most positive of people feeling heavy and depressed. Right now, we have an opportunity to be agents of changeContinue reading “Black Lives Matter Reading List”