Like many Bitch guest bloggers before me, I come from Racialicious. I am a pop culture maniac and I also moonlight as a graduate student and a novelist. My official creds: my writing and ideas have been published and quoted by The Utne Reader, the Atlantic Monthly, Bitch Magazine, Jezebel, Second Story Press, and Roger Ebert. I grew up in Singapore and Toronto, and I now live in Houston. I started as a feminist blogger but since 2008 I have had a shaky relationship with feminism - yet with the help of some hip hop feminists, I am trying not to throw the baby out with the bath water. I really like Mariah Carey, but I won't be upset if you don't. Tweet with me: @theapants.
If I answered this question honestly you would lose all respect for me.
This is more of a reading-and-to-read list, lest you think I am trying to read all of these fat books at the same time: Chris Abani's Graceland, Edward P Jones' The Known World, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun and Marshall B Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication.