Carla is a book publicist and writes regularly for New York Magazine. Her work has also appeared in New York Times, The Ringer, and Lenny Letter, among others. She is a books editor at Well Read Black Girl.
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, goes on sale next Tuesday, October 30! 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.
Pre-order your copy TODAY from Indiebound and support your local independent bookstore!
Instagram, My Three-Year-Old Daughter, And Me
“I remember being a child and watching home videos of myself three, five, ten years prior with a mix of pride and embarrassment. According to my mother, “I wanna watch Carla!” was a familiar request of mine, symptoms of an early onset narcissism-lite that I am now tickled to see reincarnated in my daughter. I’ve always appreciated record-keeping — photographic, epistolary — as a sort of re-orientation of my present with my past selves. It’s both enlightening and humbling; my preferred way of staying grounded.”
Sunday Routine: How Alex Branson, Entrepreneur, Spends Her Sundays
"Alex Branson decided to get serious about her idea for an inclusive music program for babies and toddlers “while under someone else’s parachute at someone else’s music class,” when she was working as a caregiver in London. Six years later, her company, Lavender Blues, is offering classes throughout six Brooklyn neighborhoods. A nanny for more than 14 years with a background in early childhood education, Ms. Branson, 38, prides herself on having cultivated a community of families (and bunnies, as she refers to the children). She lives with her wife, Toni, 36, the creator of Style Is Freedom, a genderless streetwear brand, and their cat, Betty, in Flatbush, Brooklyn."
Read more at The New York Times.