Next book discussion:
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm MDT
Welcome to The We Spot book club! This is a wonderful way for us to continue to learn and grow together. We will be focusing on non-fiction, growth focused books. Books that are going to expand our minds and challenge us in a lot of different ways.
This is a SAFE place to discuss our thoughts. A place where growth and new ways of thinking are the goal. Please take that into account if you’re considering joining us. We will only accept loving, compassionate, supportive conversation.
We will be reading a new book and meeting about every 5 weeks. That gives us a week to get the book and a month to read it. We will then meet to discuss. Watch the Facebook events for information on the zoom link to connect. If you don’t have Facebook, message us for the link!
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Book Description from Good Reads:
There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives, relationships, and world, and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this?
Four years ago, Glennon Doyle, author, activist and humanitarian, wife and mother of three—was speaking at a conference when a woman entered the room. Glennon looked at her and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. Soon she realized that they came to her from within.
Glennon was finally hearing her own voice—the voice that had been silenced by decades of cultural conditioning, numbing addictions, and institutional allegiances. She vowed to never again abandon herself. She decided to build a life of her own—one based on her individual desire, intuition, and imagination. She would reclaim her true, untamed self.
Amazon link HERE
The We Spot Book Club Previous Books:
Do We Recommend? YES
Collective Thoughts: This book is very long and a bit redundant at times. There are a lot of statistics and good information about the inequality of women. We all learned something new and were challenged in a hard but good way.
Book Description from Good Reads:
A transformative book urging twenty-first century-women to embrace their anger and harness it as a tool for lasting personal and societal change.
Women are angry, and it isn’t hard to figure out why.
We are underpaid and overworked. Too sensitive, or not sensitive enough, too dowdy or too made-up, too big or too thin. Sluts or prudes. We are harassed, told we are asking for it, and asked if it would kill us to smile. Yes, yes it would.
Contrary to the rhetoric of popular “self-help” and an entire lifetime of being told otherwise, our rage is one of the most important resources we have, our sharpest tool against both personal and political oppression. We’ve been told for so long to bottle up our anger, letting it corrode our bodies and minds in ways we don’t even realize. Yet our anger is a vital instrument, our radar for injustice and a catalyst for change.
Read the entire summary HERE
Do We Recommend? YES!
Collective Thoughts: Heartbreaking and eye opening! A must read to expand our view of the what’s happening in the world and understanding the true heart and meaning behind the development of the Black Lives Matter movement.
A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America—and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free.
Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, Patrisse Khan-Cullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For Patrisse, the most vulnerable people in the country are Black people. Deliberately and ruthlessly targeted by a criminal justice system serving a white privilege agenda, Black people are subjected to unjustifiable racial profiling and police brutality. In 2013, when Trayvon Martin’s killer went free, Patrisse’s outrage led her to co-found Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi.
Condemned as terrorists and as a threat to America, these loving women founded a hashtag that birthed the movement to demand accountability from the authorities who continually turn a blind eye to the injustices inflicted upon people of Black and Brown skin.
Championing human rights in the face of violent racism, Patrisse is a survivor. She transformed her personal pain into political power, giving voice to a people suffering in equality and a movement fueled by her strength and love to tell the country—and the world—that Black Lives Matter.
When They Call You a Terrorist is Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele’s reflection on humanity. It is an empowering account of survival, strength and resilience and a call to action to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable.
Get the first 28 pages on Google Books HERE