Good Reads. ‘You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain’ by Phoebe Robinson.

Share This.Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Phoebe Robinson

Comedian and writer Phoebe Robinson tackles race, feminism and life in general in You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain.

Robinson, who is also the creator and co-host of the podcast 2 Dope Queens (alongside Jessica Williams) and the host of the podcast Sooo Many White Guys, touches on her own experiences as a black woman in mostly white spaces. She also hones in on particular issues — from police brutality to black hair.

“Black hair seems to raise a lot of nonblack people’s blood pressure,” she writes. “I’ve seen the gamut of emotion on people’s faces — awe, confusion, stress, anger, joy, amazement, suspicion, envy, attraction, you name it — because we, and I’m using the royal we, as in society, have never figured out how to have a healthy, functional relationship with black hair.”

You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain has already garnered some rave reviews from both fans and fellow comedians. Check out Robinson in conversation with Jessica Williams (who wrote the book’s forward) below.



Share This.Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn