Fun(4)DaMental: In My Skin

cropped-fybc1.jpgWho is Brittney Griner? Why should I read about her? How is her life relevant to mine? Look below to find these answers and more in our current review.


Ms. Malcolm Hughes: In My Skin, a title that brings to mind many thoughts: all of them leading back to the same concept, vulnerability. In her book, Brittney Griner opens up about her experiences and how they have all cumulatively made her into the athlete and person she is today. There are many people who have shaped Griner’s life, but the two relationships that are seemingly developed the most are the ones with her father and her undergraduate coach. These relationships appear to be tumultuous ones, but have added unparalleled value to her life, both negatively and positively. Would I recommend reading the book? Certainly. It’s a nice point of reference for anyone who is battling trying to fit in, when they were destined to stand out, and being comfortable with the person they are.

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Tyrah: When I heard that Brittney Griner was writing a book all about her life, I knew I had to read it—and read it I did. I have been waiting for a book like this; a book where the misfit is center stage and comes out on top. No apologies and a candid tell-all about the ups and downs of what it’s like to be a queer womyn of color in a world that does not always welcome your presence. Brittney Griner’s In My Skin is a fun, light, and socially relevant autobiography that goes quickly.

On a scale of A,B,C,D, or F we give the book a B. We liked it.


Ms. Malcolm Hughes is the editor-in-chief of For Your Black? Conscious. She is a Chicago, IL native–from the city, not the suburbs–strategizing in Washington, D.C. She loves pizza and challenges you to find her a better pie than she gets back home. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter @fybconscious.

Ty Hodge is a trill. Ass. Individual. looking to make their mark on the world; whatever that might look like. As it stands it looks like: mid career change to Wall Street, drinking fine red wines, and periodically writing. Ty wants to make money or die tryin’ all in the name of giving back to the community.

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