Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color

Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color

by Khristi Lauren Adams


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The stories of girls of color are often overlooked, unseen, and ignored rather than valued and heard. In Parable of the Brown Girl, minister and youth advocate Khristi Lauren Adams introduces readers to the resilience, struggle, and hope held within these stories. Instead of relegating these young women of color to the margins, Adams brings their stories front and center where they belong. By sharing encounters she's had with girls of color that revealed profound cultural and theological truths, Adams magnifies the struggles, dreams, wisdom, and dignity of these voices. Thought-provoking and inspirational, Parable of the Brown Girl is a powerful example of how God uses the narratives we most often ignore to teach us the most important lessons in life. It's time to pay attention.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506455686
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 187,814
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Khristi Lauren Adams is a speaker, advocate, chaplain, and ordained Baptist minister. She is the founder and director of The Becoming Conference, designed to empower, educate, and inspire teenage girls. Her ministry and youth advocacy have been featured on CNN and her work has appeared in Huffington Post, Off the Page, and the Junia Project. she is currently the Firestone Endowment Chaplain and an instructor of religious studies and philosophy at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. When not in residence at The Hill School, she lives in East Brunswick, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Parable of the Weak Brown Girl 1

2 Parable of the Insecure Brown Girl 21

3 Parable of the Voiceless Brown Girl 43

4 Parable of the Fass Brown Girl 61

5 Parable of the Alienated Brown Girl 83

6 Parable of the Angry Brown Girl 103

7 Parable of the White-Acting Brown Girl 121

Conclusion 137

Endnotes 140

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