What You Need To Do
Shayla Lawson on the pivotal role of Black women in contemporary politics...
Shayla Lawson is the author of three books of poetry — A Speed Education in Human Being, the chapbook Pantone, and I Think I’m Ready to see Frank Ocean — and the essay collection This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope. She was born in Rochester, Minnesota, grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, studied architecture in Italy and spent a few years as a Dutch housewife — milk maid braids and all. She teaches at Amherst College and lives in Brooklyn, NY.