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Well, that escalated quickly : memoirs and mistakes of an accidental activist

Author: Franchesca Ramsey
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In this sharp, funny, and incredibly timely collection of personal essays, veteran video blogger and star of MTV's Decoded, Franchesca Ramsey explores race, identity, online activism, and the downfall of real communication in the age of Twitter rants and call-out wars"--
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Nonfiction
Named Person: Franchesca Ramsey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franchesca Ramsey
ISBN: 9781538761038 1538761033
OCLC Number: 1003312932
Description: viii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Girl walks into the comments section --
Famous in four hours --
Black-lash --
My reign as YouTube's callout queen --
Between a Loc and a hard place: the Chescalocs story --
Lessons from going public, part 1: If you can't stand the heat, get out of the spotlight --
Lessons from going public, part 2: Objects on social media are not s close as they appear --
Guess who's coming to dinner? (It's Lena Dunham.) --
Stop hating and start studying --
Activist Lent --
Unfriended --
Last name basis --
Eulogies for cringeworthy comments --
Self-care is not selling out (unless it is) --
Conclusion: Activism is like long division--you have to show your work --
Franchesca's simple explanations of not-so-simple concepts.
Responsibility: Franchesca Ramsey.

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"In this sharp, funny, and incredibly timely collection of personal essays, veteran video blogger and star of MTV's Decoded, Franchesca Ramsey explores race, identity, online activism, and the downfall of real communication in the age of Twitter rants and call-out wars"--

"Franchesca Ramsey didn't set out to be an activist. Or a comedian. Or a commentator on identity, race, and culture, really. But then her YouTube video "What White Girls Say ... to Black Girls" went viral. Twelve million views viral. Faced with an avalanche of media requests, fan letters, and hate mail, she had to make a choice: go all in or step back and let others frame the conversation. After a crash course in social justice--and more than a few foot-in-mouth moments--she realized she had a passion for breaking down injustice in America in ways that could make people listen, laugh, and engage. Ramsey uses her own experiences as an accidental activist to explore the ways we communicate with one another--from the highs of bridging gaps and making connections to the many pitfalls that accompany talking about race, power, sexuality, and gender in an unpredictable public space...the internet. A sharp and timely collection of personal essays, [this book] includes Ramsey's advice on dealing with internet trolls and low-key racists, confessions about being a former online hater herself, and her personal hits and misses in activist debates with everyone from bigoted Facebook friends and misguided relatives to mainstream celebrities and YouTube influencers. Alongside useful guides to unfriending and a glossary of 'not so simple concepts,' Ramsey shows readers that mistakes are inevitable, but what's important is how we learn from them to make a better world."--Dust jacket.

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