Shelf Love

014.5. Revisiting Courtney Milan's Writing in the Wake of RWA's Censure

Short Description

In light of RWA's 12/23/19 censure of Courtney Milan for calling out racism, I revisit a conversation about power, fixing corrupt systems from within, and the patriarchy. New content includes a summary of the issue/themes in the intro, and previously unreleased bonus content and updated outro at the end. An edited version of episode 7 between 5:00 and 38:00.

Erin Leafe (Learning the Tropes Podcast) and I get deep into a discussion of power, privilege, the patriarchy, and pretending to be someone you’re not after reading The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan.


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Show Notes

Content from about the 5:00 - 38:00 mark was previously part of episode 7 of Shelf Love.

Guest Information

Book Pick

The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

Go find more books by Courtney Milan on her website:


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