- 256 pages
- Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist
- Franchesca Ramsey
- 12 May 2017 Franchesca Ramsey
In This Sharp, Funny, And Incredibly Timely Collection Of Personal Essays, Veteran Video Blogger And Star Of MTV S Decoded Franchesca Ramsey Explores Race, Identity, Online Activism, And The Downfall Of Real Communication In The Age Of Social Media Rants, Trolls, And Call Out Wars Franchesca Ramsey Didn T Set Out To Be An Activist Or A Comedian Or A Commentator On Identity, Race, And Culture, Really But Then Her YouTube Video What White Girls Say To Black Girls Went Viral Twelve Million Views Viral Faced With An Avalanche Of Media Requests, Fan Letters, And Hate Mail, She Had Two Choices Jump In And Make Her Voice Heard Or Step Back And Let Others Frame The Conversation After A Crash Course In Social Justice And Than A Few Foot In Mouth Moments, She Realized She Had A Unique Talent And Passion For Breaking Down Injustice In America In Ways That Could Make People Listen And Engage.In Her First Book, Ramsey Uses Her Own Experiences As An Accidental Activist To Explore The Many Ways We Communicate With Each Other From The Highs Of Bridging Gaps And Making Connections To The Many Pitfalls That Accompany Talking About Race, Power, Sexuality, And Gender In An Unpredictable Public Spacethe Internet Well, That Escalated Quickly Includes Ramsey S Advice On Dealing With Internet Trolls And Low Key Racists, Confessions About Being A Former Online Hater Herself, And Her Personal Hits And Misses In Activist Debates With Everyone From Bigoted Facebook Friends And Misguided Relatives To Mainstream Celebrities And YouTube Influencers With Sharp Humor And Her Trademark Candor, Ramsey Shows Readers We Can Have Tough Conversations That Move The Dialogue Forward, Rather Than Backward, If We Just Approach Them In The Right Way.
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