Ebony Magazine Features Elizabeth Atkins
Ebony Magazine Asks:
Do light-skinned "blacks" have it easier?
Author Elizabeth Atkins Answers
Read her column in the February, 2008
edition of Ebony magazine.
Who's Lovin' Who?
That's the headline on the February, 2008
edition of Ebony Magazine that features
Elizabeth Atkins' provocative insights
on whether light-skinned "blacks" are
happier, more successful and more
accepted than their darker-skinned
brothers and sisters.
Who gets more love?
Turn to page 164 to find out!
It's a HOT topic!
And Elizabeth wants to
talk more about it - with you!
As a Diversity Speaker with
the American Program Bureau,
Elizabeth offers life-changing perspectives
to uplift and inspire men and women
at your company, college or conference.
She draws upon her experience
as the biracial daughter of
a former priest and a judge
to share a powerful message:
Never judge a book by its cover.
With a master's degree in journalism
from Columbia University,
this University of Michigan English Major has
appeared as a race relations expert on Montel.
And she celebrated her fitness
success story on Oprah.
Now ... she feels called to share her
empowering, insightful insights
on race, writing and life
You can invite Elizabeth to speak by contacting
Andrew Walker at 800-225-4575
or by clicking here to contact her
Elizabeth is the Bestselling Author
of 11 books, including White Chocolate,
Dark Secret, Twilight and her latest release,
Other People's Skin: Four Novellas (Simon & Schuster).
Listed below is a posting, from our fellow
Gen-Mixed group member, Elizabeth Atkins,
which is being forwarded to our group !! :D
Please join ELIZABETH ATKINS for a
conversation that could change your life
OTHER PEOPLE'S SKIN:
A PANEL DISCUSSION
the panel withDESIREE COOPERCo-Author of the new book, Other People's Skin:
from Simon & Schuster.
Desiree is also a Detroit Free
Press columnist and an anchor
on Weekend America on
National Public Radio.
Desiree speaks about how her
provocative story, "New Birth,"
showcases a woman who
triumphs over the tragedy
of racism within the race.DR. GAIL PARKERA psychologist and president of
Parker Counseling Services,
Dr. Parker has shared
her expertise on the
Oprah Winfrey Show.
Based in Metro Detroit,
she counsels individuals
She offers tips on how women can boost self-esteem in relation to skin color
and racial identity.LILA CABBILPresident Emeritus of the
Rosa and Raymond Parks
Institute for Self-Development, Ms. Cabbil is a long-time
race relations activist
in Metro Detroit.
With poignant eloquence,
she shares insights on how
we can conquer colorism
in our community.
You heard about the party
that was free for light-skinned
women only (It was cancelled).
Then a magazine editor called afros
and dredlocks a Glamour "don't."
And you probably hear and see the light skin/dark skin, good hair/bad hair drama play out every day.
It makes millions of women feel hate.
From the world.
And toward each other.
Now it's time to talk about how to
heal and love ourselves - as we are.
OTHER PEOPLE'S SKIN:
A PANEL DISCUSSION
helps us do just that.
And by providing tips on how to break
free of the paralyzing hate of the good
hair/bad hair, light skin/dark skin drama.
Let's stop the hate, start
some love, and celebrate!Do that with Other People's Skin: Four Novellas,
co-authored by Elizabeth Atkins, Desiree Cooper,
Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall
Tuesday, February 19, 2008TIME:
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.LOCATION:
Ann Arbor District Library,
343 S. Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-327-4200Free and Open to the Public
Elizabeth's story, "Take It Off!" appears
in Other People's Skin: Four Novellas.
The story showcases a biracal college student
who finds her power to make social change.
It is her latest work following novels White Chocolate,
Dark Secret and Twilight (written with Billy Dee Williams).
The Montel Williams Show featured Elizabeth as the
author/expert about race; The Oprah Winfrey Show
celebrated Elizabeth's 100-pound weight loss.
Elizabeth has taught writing at Wayne State University,
Oakland University and Wayne County Community
College District, where she hosts the Elizabeth
Atkins Write It Right! series of workshops.
A former reporter for The Detroit News and writer
for Fox 2 News, she has a bachelor's degree in English
Literature from the University of Michigan and a
master's degree from the Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism.
Elizabeth is also a freelance journalist,
ghostwriter and diversity speaker.
A bookstore will be on site with
Other People's Skin for $14 per copy.