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ebony  Part of the @belletrist & @epicreads #whynotYA squad | Sr. Marketing Manager at HarperCollins | curator of @coloringbooks

This week is my two year anniversary week at HarperCollins. I’ve been able to work on some wonderful books that have hit the list like the ones here, but most importantly I’ve worked on about 15+ books from authors of color. In my line of work, specifically as a marketer and not an editor, that is damn near unheard of. Thank you to my work family for allowing me to take on the projects I love and making me feel included in these stories.

"If you check the stats — the murder rates and incarceration rates in the years I was a teenager in L.A. — in my section of the Crenshaw District, in the Rollin 60s, none of my peers survived. None of my peers avoided prison. None of 'em. Everybody got bullet wounds and felonies and strikes. So to make it out mentally stable and not in prison and not on drugs, that's a win. That's a victory in itself. Then to be in the position I find myself in as an artist and entrepreneur who has respect around the world — that's legendary. And I say it in the most humble way. When I reflect on it, it's unbelievable. It's gotta be evidence of a divine presence, because it wasn't that I'm just the smartest dude or just wiggled my way through. It had to be a calling on my life." A week in. Still feeling sorrowful / defeated / inspired. Rest easy, Nip.

"Use your power and your privilege for a purpose and let that purpose be to speak out and to stand up and to march against these terrible injustices cause it might be starting with us but it's going to get to you." Thank you @sam_aye_ahm for speaking with us on how to #resist. Your passion and anger was therapeutic and needed [link in bio]. #readtoresist #internment #WhyNotYA

Look at all that melanin #tbt

Iceland is on another level—I climbed on the Sólheimajökull glacier that’s masking volcano Katla which apparently is set to erupt at any moment—ya girl definitely missed that part in my research 👀—but I posted this picture so I made it out y’all 🙏🏾 #blessings #tbt

To our first year and a lifetime of madness with you...happy anniversary ❤️ #aryalways #marchmadness

Yeti sighting. #skogafoss

I walked behind a waterfall this week and climbed down slippery rocks. Felt pretty soggy for the rest of the day but it was so worth it. #seljalandsfosswaterfall

The best memories with the best people. Iceland wouldn’t be Iceland without this group! #cloudynorthernlights #butstill #gottatakethegoodwiththebad

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Dasani with the drip 💦

Alexa, play ‘Otis’ by Jay-Z & Kanye.

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