Well, that escalated quickly : memoirs and mistakes of an accidental activist
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New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
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9781538761038, 1538761033
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First edition.
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viii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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English
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99976867115

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"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 sueful 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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ramsey, F. (2018). Well, that escalated quickly: memoirs and mistakes of an accidental activist (First edition.). Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ramsey, Franchesca, 1983-. 2018. Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ramsey, Franchesca, 1983-. Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ramsey, Franchesca. Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist First edition., Grand Central Publishing, 2018.

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