Dr. Marcia Chatelain, author of South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration, discusses the construction of Black girlhood in Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century, and what it tells us about the intersections of race and gender. She also talks about Black Lives Matter, why it’s rewriting 2016 and why it’s important that so many of its leaders are women.
We also speak with Allison Green about her literary memoir, The Ghosts Who Travel With Me. Why would a lesbian-feminist model herself on Richard Brautigan? Tune in to find out.