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Saturday, October 19 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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In this session, two talented writers explore multiple facets of being a woman in the world, from the deadly serious to the sublimely silly. In her candid and witty essay collection, Womanish: A Grown Black Woman Speaks on Love and Life, Kim McLarin interrogates issues such as divorce, depression, parenting, the Obamas, and the sometimes fraught relationships between black and white women. In her poignant I Just Haven’t Met You Yet, Tracy Strauss details her own dating journey and offers advice to others on how to eliminate obstacles to success, especially the “inner love saboteur.” This wide-ranging conversation will be led by Zeninjor Enwemeka, business, tech, and culture reporter for WBUR. Sponsored by Emerson College.

Moderators
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Zeninjor Enwemeka

Zeninjor Enwemeka is a reporter at WBUR, covering business, tech, and culture both online and on air as part of the BostonomiX team. She is also the vice president of the Boston Association of Black Journalists. Before joining WBUR, she worked as a breaking news writer for Boston.com... Read More →

Presenters
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Kim McLarin

Kim McLarin is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Taming It Down, Meeting of the Waters, and Jump at the Sun, as well as the memoir Divorce Dog: Motherhood, Men, and Midlife. McLarin is also co-author of the memoir Growing Up X with Ilyasah Shabazz. Jump at the Sun was... Read More →
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Tracy Strauss

Tracy Strauss is a writer whose essays have been published in Glamour, New York Magazine, the Huffington Post, Salon, Publishers Weekly, Ploughshares, the Satirist, and Writer’s Digest Magazine, among others. Her scholarly work has appeared in publications including War, Literature... Read More →

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Saturday October 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Old South Guild Room 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116

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