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April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

IN COCONUT GROVE: An Evening with Gail Hamilton Azodo


April 4
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coconut Grove
3409 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove, FL 33133 United States
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Books & Books in Coconut Grove presents…



Black Girl IRL: Life Between the Mess and the Magic

(Lawrence Hill Books, $19.99)

Thursday, April 4th, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coconut Grove


This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

Whatever happened to the regular Black girl?
The one who works a 9 to 5 or maybe owns her own business or is completing her master’s. Or how about the one who is figuring out how to be a good mom or wife or daughter? Or the one that’s doing all of the above? Hi, that’s a lot of us. Black women are doing it all, and it’s not just the Oprahs and Beyonces. There’s an entire group of us that are just, well, regular.

We’re handling things like figuring out if this is the right time to speak up in that work meeting and risk our opinion now being the “voice” for all Black women at our job or if this is the right night to introduce our silk hair bonnet to our nighttime routine in the relationship that is just getting serious. These experiences range from impactful to trivial life decisions, but they shape who we are. So where is our place for this type of girl-talk and unfiltered sharing?

Gail Hamilton Azodo is your thirty-something, corporate-ladder-climber turned entrepreneur, mom, wife, and Black Girl IRL. In her dinners, happy hours, and group texts with Black women they shared everything from motivational quotes to the latest on Black girl advice on how to cut ties with friends who no longer aligned with our purpose. In short, providing each other with a how-to on successfully navigating life as everyday Black women. Gail is here to share these authentic stories of being everyday Black women—with a fair number of frills but mostly regular life.
It’s going to be long, soul-nourishing evening.


About the Author:

Gail Hamilton Azodo is a writer, professor, entrepreneur, mom, wife, and Black Girl in Real Life. With over three decades of life as a Black woman, Gail has spent the last couple of years writing her story to record the experiences of everyday Black women. When she’s not writing, she is a professor at the Chapman School of Hospitality and Honors College at Florida International University and the co-owner of Sips Coffee Roasters. A proud Miami native, Gail enjoys BBQing with her family in front of her pool she’s never been in and drinking margaritas and old fashioneds with her girlfriends in her free time.