Ghanaian Writer & Creator of the #CareFreeBlackGirl Hashtag Zeba Blay Lands a Book Deal Based on the Movement
The HuffPost Senior Culture Writer will go in depth exploring pop culture's concurrent obsession with and disregard for black women in America.
#CareFreeBlackGirl started out as a hashtag moment in 2013 by HuffPost Senior Culture Writer Zeba Blay and has taken the internet by storm over the past few years with black women using it as a tool to express their multidimensional and creative selves.
The Ghanaian writer and film critic announced on Twitter that she has landed a book deal related to the movement.
According to the press statement, Blay will explore "pop culture's simultaneous fascination with and contempt for black women, using the stories of icons from Josephine Baker to Rihanna to tackle misogynoir, colorism, appropriation, sexuality, mental health and the enduring allure—and impossibility—of being truly carefree as a black woman in America.
Excited, elated, and a little shook to share that I am working on a book, #CareFreeBlackGirl, to be published by… https://t.co/guuH5HJHHA— Zeba Blay (@Zeba Blay)1536106747.0
The continued conversation online about the role black women have played as culture creators and innovators while processing the hypocrisy of the pop culture machine has been beyond necessary. The opportunity for thought leaders like Blay to take the discourse to print is even more inspiring.
CAREFREE BLACK GIRL is due to go to print in 2020 by St. Martin's Press.