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A guide for girls of color looking to find their voice and claim space as they prepare for high school, college, and their careers, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table
For girls of color, figuring out how to find your voice and make sure everyone around you can hear it is essential. In this book, Minda Harts acts like the reader's big sister--she knows what it's like to be a Black girl in high school, and she's giving the reader advice based on her own experience and her own success, in high school, college, and beyond. Full of anecdotes, thought exercises, how-tos, and encouragement, this book tackles topics from how to build your squad to how to stand up for yourself when the system doesn't have your best interests at heart. Minda's voice is warm and validating, and the advice focuses on introspection, helping each reader find her own way. Each chapter ends with a series of questions that helps the reader decide on the best next moves for her.
About the Author
Minda Harts is a well-connected, sought-after speaker and thought-leader, frequently speaking on the topics of advancing women of color, leadership, diversity, and entrepreneurship. In 2018, Minda was named as one of 25 Emerging Innovators by American Express. Minda is an assistant professor of public service of NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the founder of The Memo LLC, a career development company for women of color. Minda was also chosen by General Assembly to serve as one of their Dream Mentors. Secure The Seat is her weekly career podcast for women of color.
“Minda Harts brings the wise and compassionate cheerleader so beloved by readers of The Memo and Right Within to young girls of color–a demographic too often overlooked in our society. From reminders to reflect on the "Future You" to candidly sharing her own growth and lessons, Harts creates a necessary playbook for girls of color to achieve their full potential. You Are More Than Magic is the guide I wish I had growing up!”—Ruchika Tulshyan, author, Inclusion on Purpose and CEO, Candour