Building the Bad B Book Club and Caroline Kautsire shares story

Women finding community in the Bad B Book Club and author Caroline Kautsire shares her story

We meet the founder and self-proclaimed bookworm of the Bad B Book Club. We’ll also meet a local writer, originally from Malawi, who said writing her book de ella allowed her to discover her true self de ella.



VIRTUAL REACH. ♪ OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB,EE R WITHERSPOON’S BOOK CLUB, ALL OUR CELEBRITY BACKS READING LISTS COMPLETE WITH THEIR OWN SEAL OF APPROVAL, BUT THERE IS ONE GAINING POPULARITY IN SSMAACHUSETTS. THE BAD B* BOOK CLUB >> IT IS A VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB THAT MEETS SEVERAL TIMES A MONTH TO DISCUSS BOOKS ACROSS A VARIETY OF GENRES. >> IN 2018, MCKINSEY FOUND THEED BAD B* BOOK CLUB HER SELECTION CRITERIA IS SIMPLE, BOOKS MUST BE WRITTEN BY WOMEN. >> I WANTED TO SUPPORT OTHER WOMEN AND I FIGURED THE BEST WAY TO DO SO AND ENSURE THEIR MONETARY SUCCESS WAS TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO BUY THEIR BOOKS. BUT THINGS HAVE CHANGED AND ARE NOW OPEN TO NON-BINARY AUTHORS ANLAD ST WEEK, WE HAD OUR FIRST MEETING WITH A MAN. >> THIS VIRTUAL CLUB HAS GROWN INTO A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY WITH 7000 MEMBERS. >> OUR BOOK CLUB MEETS BETWEEN SEVEN TO 10 TIMES A MONTH. OF THOSE, A LOT ARE GENRE SPECIFIC. >> ROMANCE, CELEBRITY MEMOIRS, THRILLERS, SELF-HELP, THERE EAR MORE THAN 20 SUBGROUPS FROM WHICH TO CHOE.OS >> WE HAVE MEMBERS ALL OVETHER COUNTRY FROM ALL AGES. ANYONE CAN FIND THEIR PLACE IN THIS CLUB AND THEY E ARMOR THAN WELCOME. >> KW,NE READS 15 TO 20 BOOKS A MONTH. WHEN SELECTING BOOK OF THE MONTH, REPRESENTATION MATTERS. >> PEOPLE WERE TAKING INVENTYOR OF WHAT DIVERSITY LOOK LIKE IN THEIR COMPANIES, AND I WAS ABLE TO LOOK BACK AT SELECTIONS I HAD CHOSEN AND I SAW THAT WE HAD ALREADY EXACTLY 50% OF OUR BOOK SELECTIONS HAD BEEN WRITTEN BY PEOPLE OF COLOR. I WAS LIKE, GREATS, WE ARE STARTING OFF ANY GOOD SPOT AND WE CAN CONTINUE TO GET BETTER. >> BY CHOOSING BOOKS FROM AUTHORS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROD, UN SHE HOPES THE SELECTIONS WILL BROADEN MEMBER” MINDS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO LEARN AND READMORE. >> KNOWING THAT I BEEN AEBL TO CONTRIBUTE TO PEOPLE’S LIVES AND MAKE THEM FEEL LESS LONELY AND MORE CONNECT AEDND FIND A SENSE OF COMMUNITY THROUGH THE BKOO CLUB AND THREE BOOKS HAS BEEN FULFILLING. ♪ >> CAROLINE IS A LOCAL AUTHOR WHO SAYS IT TOOK A LONG TIMEO T SEE THE VALUE OF HER DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. >> I STRUGGLED WHEN I WAS YOGUN TO FIT INTO CULTURAL NORMS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR YOUNG GIRLSN I MALAWI. ONE OF THE THINGS I WANTED TO DO IS OPEN UPHE T CONVERSATION HOW AWKWARD IT CAN BE TO GROWP, U ESPECIALLY IN A SOCIETY WHERE WOMEN ARE EXPECTED TO BE SHY, SUBMISSIVE, AND PASSIVE. I WAS THE OPPOSITE OF THAT. >> HER NEW MEMOIR IS APTLY TITLED, “WHAT KIND OF GI.”RL >> I STARTED HIGH SCHOOL WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS OLD, I WENT TO BOARDING SCHOOL. I WAS EXCITED ABOUT BEING AN ADULT. >> SHE DREAMED OF BECOMING A FAMOUS ACTRESS. HER PARENTS HAD OTHER PLANS. >> BOSTON IS A PLACE WHERE THERE ARE A LOT OF UNIVERSITS.IE MY PARENTS. IT WAS A GOOD PLACE TO GO. I WENT TO QUINCY COLLEGEND A UMASS BOSTON FOR MY BACHELORS IN ENGLISH. I CONTINUED TO BROWN UNIVERSITY WHERE I STUDIED ENGLISH LITERATURE AND I WENT TO EMERSON AND GOT ​​MY MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN CREATIVE WRITG.IN >> AT JUST 22 YEARS OLD,HE S BECAME AN ENGLISH PROFESSOATR BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLE.EG BUT AFTER A FEW YEARS, SHE FELT LOST. >> I WAS 27 YEARS OLD, LIVING IN AMERICA. EVERYBODY THINKS, I’VE GOT IT MADE. I WAS FEELING EMPTY. I DECIDED TO GO BACK TO MALAWI BECAUSE MESOTHING WAS MISSING. >> SHE SAYS THE TRIP BACK HOME HELPED HER CONDUCT TO HER PAST. >> I WAS QUESTIONING MY IDENTITY. I AM THIS YOUNG PROFESSOR BUT WHO SWA I BEFORE I BECAME A YOUNG PROFESSOR? DOCUMENTING TSHI WAS MY WAY OF COMING TO TERMS WITH MYSELF. >> NOW AT 34 YEARS OLD, SHE IS EXCITED FOR PEOPLE TO READ HER MEMOIR AND SATISFIED SHE FOUND A WAY TO PURSUE HER CREATIVE SIDE. >> WRITI CANNG BE A LONELY TNGHI TOO. D BUIFT THIS IS YOUR CALLING, IF THIS IS YOUR PURPOSE, YOU WILL DOT. I YOU ARE BARING YOUR HEART TO THE WORLD AND THAT IS A REMARKABLE THING. YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD USING OUR VOICE. WE START CONVERSATIONS THAART E NECESSARY TO KNOW IN THE WORLD. >> SHES I GETTING READY TO PUBLISH HER SECONDOK B, A SEQUEL TO THE FIRST TITLE. >>IT IS A STORY ABOUT HER JOURNEY TO AMERICA AND HAVING TO ADAPT. CAROLINE AOLS RAISED $5,000 AND THE MONEY IS USED FOR HER TO BUY COPIES OF HER BOOK TO SEND BACK TO HER NATIVE COUNTRY AND DONATE TO LIBRARIES AND SCHOOLS AND SHE SAYS A STORY SET IN MALAWI NEEDS TO BE IN MAL

Women finding community in the Bad B Book Club and author Caroline Kautsire shares her story

We meet the founder and self-proclaimed bookworm of the Bad B Book Club. We’ll also meet a local writer, originally from Malawi, who said writing her book de ella allowed her to discover her true self de ella.

Mackenzie Newcomb is the founder of the BBBC – a virtual book club started in 2018. She says the group started out only reading books by women authors, but they’ve now expanded to non-binary authors and men. With about 7,000 members in the club, Newcomb says there’s something for everyone to connect with. Join the BBBC here. Caroline Kautsire is a local author who says it took a long time to see the value of her different perspective on her. Her coming of age story by Ella is aptly named “What kind of Girl: An African Child caught between worlds.” For an extended interview with Caroline Kautsire, listen to Chronicle the Podcast:

Mackenzie Newcomb is the founder of the BBBC – a virtual book club started in 2018. She says the group started out only reading books by women authors, but they’ve now expanded to non-binary authors and men. With about 7,000 members in the club, Newcomb says there’s something for everyone to connect with. Join the BBC here.

Caroline Kautsire is a local author who says it took a long time to see the value of her different perspective. Her coming of age story by Ella is aptly named “What kind of Girl: An African Child caught between worlds.”

For an extended interview with Caroline Kautsire, listen to Chronicle the Podcast:

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