Tara Dorabji is a writer, strategist at Youth Speaks, mother and radio journalist at KPFA. Her work is published or forthcoming in TAYO Literary Magazine, Huizache, Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion, Center for Asian American Media, Mutha Magazine and Midwifery Today. Tara is working on novels set in Kashmir and Livermore. Her projects can be viewed at dorabji.com.
This monumental and timely collection of prose and poetry raises the voices of women of color. The women in the anthology share stories of living with courage, navigating injustice, and the complicated negotiation of culture, family and society. Their voices represent the growing solidarity among women who speak truth, as in the #MeToo and racial equality movements. Join editor Deborah Santana and contributing authors in presentations of All the Women in My Family Sing. In this dynamic event, the authors will read from their essays, answer questions, and sign books.
Events are free to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
This event will be hosted by Cinnamongirl Inc., and sponsored by the East Bay Community Foundation.
Randi Bryant-Agenbroad, a graduate of Tuskegee University and The College of William & Mary, has spent her adult life writing training manuals for Fortune 500 companies and denying her dream of writing fiction. Age forty hit and so did her determination to finally go after her dreams. Since that point, she has started a popular blog, Beatnik24.com, writes every day and is in the process of completing a nonfiction book titled Neversays: Things That You Should Never Say, as well as a currently untitled work of fiction. She lives in Marin County, California, with her husband, two sons, two cats and huge black Lab.
Meilan Carter-Gilkey holds a B.A. and an MFA in creative writing and English from Mills College. Her essays have been published in the anthology Who’s Your Mama?: The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers, Mutha Magazine and the Huffington Post. She is a contributing writer for mater mea and Heart & Soul magazines. Recently, she won a James D. Phelan Literary Award for her family memoir in progress. Meilan lives in the Bay Area.
Sridevi Ramanathan is devoted to empowering girls and women through relevant and revealing education that speaks to the mind and the soul. She founded Story Digs (www.storydigs.com), through which she conducts talks and workshops based on her scholarly research on mythology and folklore. She holds a master’s in teaching and is currently pursuing a doctorate in philosophy and religion with a concentration in women’s spirituality. For years, she has actively participated in programs and events that empower girls and women, including One Billion Rising and Take Back the Night. She is a writer, dancer and artist. She is profiled in the book Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine.
Veronica Kugler was born and raised in California, where she studied French despite everyone trying to convince her that Spanish was a wiser choice. She attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, and then graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in political economy of industrial societies. She worked in strategic marketing for telecommunication companies in France before heeding the call of motherhood in California, and returned to Paris when her husband set her free. She’s on the board of directors of WICE (an Anglophone educational organization for expats in France) and has written for their blog. She’s currently writing her first book and is grateful for every moment she lives in Paris with her children.