A year-and-a-half after our first lounge, I talk with Shay about race, privilege, class and how to make the world a better place. I put my foot in my mouth. Shay lays it all out for us about diversity and difference. I try not to whitesplain and Shay calls me out for being uncomfortable. Shay tells us to be We-focused (not me-focused). And she answers 10 questions.
Our guest this week is award-winning blogger, columnist, and non-profit goddess Shay Stewart-Bouley. Her blog, Black Girl in Maine, was named to Babble’s Top 100 Mom Bloggers of 2011. Also in 2011, she won a New England Press Association award for her writing on diversity issues at her monthly column at the Portland Phoenix, entitled Diverse-City. In the non-profit sector, Shay is the executive director of the Biddeford’s Joyful Harvest Neighborhood Center.
Shay first Lounged with LannaLee in LLL002 Shay Jumps In the Fray published on March 8, 2012
The 411: Shay Stewart-Bouley
- Black Girl in Maine: Blog
- Portland Phoenix News: Diverse City Column
- Joyful Harvest Neighborhood Center
Of note: The VERY Tall Tale of Jack & His Beanstalk – Giant Sculpture
Lounging alum Larry Moss is at it again with a 5-Story Jack & His Beanstalk Balloon sculpture to be made in February 2014. Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle will lead a fantastic community project that will also bring balloon artists in from all over the country. So if you have a few bucks, they would love your support. Every little bit helps!
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