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Discovering Lilith

My reading has slacked off terribly. I’m an avid reader who fell off the wagon. How did this happen? I blame TV and social media. Really, I blame myself because nobody forced me to engage in those things. Well, I’m over ruling myself and returning to my reading habits. The first book up is Lilith’s Brood by the late great Octavia Butler. Lilith’s Brood is a trilogy in one volume: Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago.

I’m embarrassed to admit that Lilith’s Brood is my first dive into Octavia Butler. Her books have been on my To Be Read List for years. For whatever reason, I just never got around to reading them. Years ago, I bought Lilith’s Brood with every intention of reading it, but that never happened. I bought the book at a used bookstore, brought it home, and put in on my bookshelf without even cracking it open. I wasn’t ready for it and it wasn’t ready for me. Until now.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been having a yearning to read Octavia, but still never did it. It was after I heard an amazing podcast episode by GirlTrek called GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp. The podcast is a 21 day look into black female history. On the 21st day they showcased Octavia. At the end of the podcast, I finally cracked open Lilith’s Brood. Guess what I found. It was signed by Octavia. All these years I had this book and never knew it was autographed. I flipped out! How amazing is that?!!

Three pages in and I was captivated already. The main character was experiencing these “awakenings.” I immediately wanted to know what they were. I’m only on chapter two, so I still don’t know much about the story yet. According to the book cover, Lilith’s Brood is about a woman mourning the death of her family when war destroys the Earth. She is awakened centuries later by unearthly beings. Together, they must work together to restore the planet. This book feels very timely with the COVID-19 virus running rampant through the world right now. Funny how I pick this book up now . . .

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012 – Ben Cory Jones | Showrunner “Boomerang”


In this episode, I chat with screenwriter, producer Ben Cory Jones about his journey as a writer producer and his new gig as showrunner for the BET comedy series Boomerang, loosely based on the iconic 90’s era film, starring Eddie Murphy and Halle Berry.

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010 – Cornell Thomas | A Positive Light

 

In this episode, I chat with author and motivational speaker Cornell Thomas about the power of positivity and creating his upcoming television show On Purpose, focused on helping people in need all over the world.

Follow Cornell! —> Instagram: @cornellthomas34 | Twitter: @CornellThomas | Facebook: bit.ly/2OWhYRN Web: bit.ly/2OXORO5

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009 – Ivy Box | The 365 Go Get H.E.R.S. Guide

In this episode, I chat with Ivy Box author of The 365 Go Get H.E.R.S. Guide and former cast member of BET’s College Hill Interns. Ivy shares business tips for women and men, and reveals what it’s like to be on a reality show.

Follow Ivy on Instagram and Twitter at @msivybox and visit her website at www.msivybox.com.

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008 – Tracey Edmonds | Anatomy of Producing a Film

Check out my first one-on-one interview on the podcast! I chat with Television & Film Executive Producer Tracey Edmonds about the duties of a producer, her upcoming projects, and her advice to aspiring producers.

Follow Tracey on Instagram & Twitter at @traceyeedmonds and on her health, wellness & lifestyle website AlrightNow.com

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006 – Queen Sugar S3 E305 | A Little Lower Than Angels


In this episode, I recap and review Queen Sugar S3 E305 | A Little Lower Than Angels.

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005 – Ocean’s Eight

This week guest co-host, Lavetta Cannon joins me for a review of Ocean’s Eight starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Ann Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, and Akwafina. Check out Lavetta’s podcast Notorious Women at https://apple.co/2MUZtNJ Follow WordyGirl Entertainment on IG & Twitter: @wordygirlent Visit our website at https://bit.ly/2tyzP8u