Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist

by Franchesca Ramsey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538761038
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/22/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 56,155
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Franchesca Ramsey is a social justice advocate, comedian, actress, writer, video blogger, sought-after speaker, and the host of the award-winning web series Decoded on MTV. With videos topping 12 million views, she has been featured on NPR, Anderson Cooper, CNN, MTV, the BBC, and in the New York Times. A former writer and correspondent for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, she now has a major late-night television show in development with Comedy Central. She lives in New York City and this is her first book.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Girl Walks into the Comments Section 1

1 Famous in Four Hours 7

2 Black-lash 23

3 My Reign as YouTube's Callout Queen 43

4 Between a Loc and a Hard Place: The Chescalocs Story 73

5 Lessons from Going Public, Part 1: If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Spotlight 87

6 Lessons from Going Public, Part 2: Objects on Social Media Are Not as Close as They Appear 103

7 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (It's Lena Dunham.) 111

8 Stop Hating and Start Studying 119

9 Activist Lent 137

10 Unfriended 155

11 Last Name Basis 173

12 Eulogies for Cringeworthy Comments 191

13 Self-Care Is Not Selling Out (Unless It Is) 205

Conclusion: Activism Is Like Long Division-You Have to Show Your Work 215

Franchesca's Simple Explanations of Not-So-Simple Concepts 227

Acknowledgments 243

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