Carla Bruce-Eddings is a book publicist and freelance writer. Her work is published and forthcoming in the New York Times, Guernica, Real Simple, New York Magazine’s The CutThe Ringer, and Catapult, among others. Her essay “Amazing Grace” appears in the 2018 anthology Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Voices, Discovering Ourselves, and she is the books editor of the online book club. 

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Blood Oranges

“Back home we used to say if you can peel the orange without breaking the rind, you’re gonna get a new dress.”

For Guernica, I wrote about home, about God, and growing up. Read it here.

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My daughter was a preschool biter.

For my second New York Times Parenting piece, I peeled back the curtain to share how my daughter’s dad and I dealt with a rather sticky issue (there’s a happy ending!) and shared some advice from an expert.

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Have you read QUEEN BEY yet?

“In her introduction, Chambers wonders, “What might a Black girl be in this world?” Charting her own life’s trajectory as it aligned with Beyoncé’s impact on her life and sense of self, she lays a lush groundwork for a deeper examination of not only who this superstar is, but how her ever-shifting identities and career milestones are endlessly refracted onto and within us, her audience.”

Read our interview for Bustle here.

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WELL READ BLACK GIRL: Finding Our Voices, Discovering Ourselves

The very first Well-Read Black Girl anthology, edited by my friend and hero, Glory Edim, is in stores now! I’m so excited and humbled to be included in this collection, along with some truly phenomenal women writers like Jacqueline Woodson, Tayari Jones, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Jesmyn Ward, and many, many others.