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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z : Destiny Muhammad Reads “H Is for Hazel Scott”

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with another episode of Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z’! This week, we welcomed Oakland-based jazz harpist Destiny Muhammad to our offices to read about Hazel Scott, an icon of jazz that also … Continue reading

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Rad Women read Rad American Women A-Z : Jane Ganahl Reads “N Is for Nellie Bly”

On this week’s episode of our Rad American Women A-Z video series: journalist, co-founder of San Francisco literary festival Litquake, and author Jane Ganahl reads about daring adventurer Nellie Bly. Jane explains how Nellie has inspired her both in her … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z : Ingrid Rojas Contreras Reads “D Is for Dolores Huerta”

This week on “Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z,” we welcomed writer Ingrid Rojas Contreras to our offices to read about Dolores Huerta. She spoke about her admiration of Dolores’ ability to help other female immigrants express themselves and deconstruct their own experiences. … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Christy Chan reads “J Is for Jovita Idar”

Another week, another rad woman at City Lights–this time, we have filmmaker Christy Chan at the offices to talk about Jovita Idar and her struggle for equality and rights for workers and immigrants. Here, Christy speaks on staying true to yourself regardless … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Jessica Tully Reads “S Is for Sonia Sotomayor”

Activist and artist Jessica Tully came to City Lights this week to read about Sonia Sotomayor, one of her personal heroes. Jessica talks about being raised by feminist law professors and lawyers, throwing a party to celebrate when Sonia was … Continue reading

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Thomas Page McBee On Being the First Transgender Man to Fight at Madison Square Garden

Thomas Page McBee, the author of Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man (City Lights/Sister Spit, 2014), published a new essay on Quartz in which he writes about being the first transgender man to fight … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Achy Obejas reads “I Is for Isadora Duncan”

This week in our rad women reading Rad American Women A-Z series, writer and translator Achy Obejas reads “I is for Isadora Duncan.” Achy explains how the experimental dancer has haunted her since she was a child and why she considers … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Shanthi Sekaran Reads “B Is for Billie Jean King”

Author Shanthi Sekharan came to the publishing offices to read about Billie Jean King, one of the best tennis players of all time with 39 Grand Slam titles. In this reading, however, Shanthi emphasizes that Billie Jean King was so … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: MariNaomi Reads “M Is for Maya Lin”

This week we got to hang out with the very cool, very funny artist and graphic novelist MariNaomi at City Lights for our Rad Women Read from Rad American Women A-Z series. Watch to find out how Maya Lin came to … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Namwali Serpell Reads “Z Is for Zora Neale Hurston”

For this week’s “Rad Women reading Rad American Women,” we had the pleasure of filming Namwali Serpell, a recent Caine Prize winner and English associate professor at UC Berkeley reading “Z is for Zora” at the City Lights offices. Namwali shares … Continue reading

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