This woman. THIS WOMAN.
She’s a badass. BAD. ASS.
You know when you see a book written by an actress and you’re like “Meh, I liked her. Maybe I’ll give it a read.”
Well thank FUCK I DID.
This introduced me to a fucking FORCE of a woman.
I learned so much from Gabrielle in this book that I never would have learned otherwise. Or at the very least got the perspective of!
Gabrielle talks about what it means to be a woman, a black woman, and what that means as a stepmother for her children, what that means she’s looking out for, and so much racial bias and discrimination that I have never and will never have to endure because I’m a white woman.
But fuuuuck did she open my eyes to some shit that I would never have thought of.
Because I don’t have to.
This body checked my white privilege hard.
Her story is heartbreaking, beautiful, and a life of complete and utter badassery that I’ve never seen the likes of.
Fuck I love her.
Read this book. Now.