We’ve released a powerful trailer for my upcoming book WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. On sale January 16, 2018 and co-written with award-winning author and journalist asha bandele, WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST aims to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable.
In WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST I reflect on my time growing up in Van Nuys, California, surrounded by my devoted family and supportive friends, weaving our experiences into the larger picture of how predominantly marginalized neighborhoods are under constant systemic attack. Myself and the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, but in truth we are loving women whose life experiences have led us to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful.
This trailer shares a glimpse into the experiences of the Black Lives Matter Movement and our supporters, the events that sparked the movement, and my personal life.