Journal of a Young Black Woman Hits Library Shelves

By Chantelle Archambault, July 25th, 2018 in

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Adding to your summer reading list? Look no further than Journal of a Young Black Woman, a compilation of works meant to celebrate, inspire, and encourage young black women from all walks of life. Journal of a Young Black Woman invites readers to take part in a journey of self-discovery inspired by the women of the Young Black Women’s Project workshop series. In this book, you’ll find a compilation of stories written by Young Black Women’s Project alumni and mentors, who have laid bare their aspirations and vulnerabilities, challenges and triumphs, in the hopes of opening up our circle of young black women to you, the reader. On these pages you’ll find friends to walk with you through the sweetness and the sadness, the feats and the failures, and above all in the moments when you need to feel as though you are not alone.

On August 17th, Journal of a Young Black Woman will hit the shelves of the Brampton Public Library. Check out its library debut at the Sprindale Branch’s After Hours Book Bash, an event that all readers will love. Attend the Book Bash to mingle with authors, win prizes and meet other readers. Register on Eventbrite.

Still want to get involved in the Young Black Women’s Project? Learn more and sign up for our next workshop series, running this September to November, at You can also support the Young Black Women’s Project at our Cookout Fundraiser next month!

“The Young Black Women’s Project will stay with me for the rest of my journey.” -Vanessa Spence