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WORD & Dobbin St Present Franchesca Ramsey for Well, That Escalated Quickly

    05/22/2018 - 7:30pm

    WORD Bookstores and Dobbin St are proud to present Franchesca Ramsey for the launch of her memoir and essay collection Well, That Escalated Quickly in conversation with wellness advocate Francheska Medina. Ramsey's sharp, funny, and timely collection of personal  essays explores race, identity, online activism, and the downfall of real communication in the age of social media rants, trolls, and call-out wars. Come to the beautiful Dobbin St venue, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy this fantastic conversation with two incredible ladies and get your book signed and personalized by Franchesca Ramsey. 

    Tickets include admission and one signed copy of Well, That Escalated Quickly. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event begins at 7:30. 

    About the Book

    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 two choices: Jump in and make her voice heard or step back and let others frame the conversation. After a crash course on social justice and more than a few foot-in-mouth moments, she realized she had a unique talent and passion for breaking down injustice in America in ways that could make people listen and engage.

    In her first book, Ramsey uses her own experiences as an accidental activist to explore the many ways we communicate with each other—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.

    Well, That Escalated Quickly 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. 

    About the Author 

    Franchesca Ramsey is a social justice advocate, comedian, actress, writer, video blogger, sought-after speaker, and the host of the award-winning web series Decoded on MTV. With videos topping 12 million views, she has been featured on NPR, Anderson Cooper, CNN, MTV, the BBC, and in the New York Times. A former writer and correspondent for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, she now has a major late-night television show in development with Comedy Central. She lives in New York City and this is her first book. www.franchesca.net

    About the In-conversation Partner 

    Francheska Medina is a wellness advocate based out of Harlem, New York. After years of battling a painful chronic illness and then healing herself through studies of alternative medicine, nutrition and fitness, she became a spokesperson for more conscious day-to-day living. In hopes of aligning with others on a similar quest, Francheska founded HeyFranHey.com in January of 2011; curating accessible, affordable and comprehensive holistic living resources. Since launching, HeyFranHey features monthly discussions spanning from DIY recipes for naturally glowing hair and skin, to introspective journal prompts and personal audits for mental and emotional hygiene. Francheska has since followed up with the HeyFranHey YouTube Channel, the Loud Speakers Network wellness podcast, The Friend Zone, and her own 12-city wellness tour, The Supernatural Pop-up. Francheska hopes to continue to expand and spread her message of optimum living for all. www.heyfranhey.com

    Fine Print: Please contact events@wordbookstores.com with any questions. If you have purchased a ticket but cannot make it to this event, you may put the ticket in someone else's name up to 24hr prior to the event. There are no refunds for ticketed events, but a copy of the book will be held for 30 days for you after the event.

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    Price: $33.00

    $33.00
    SKU: Ramseyticket

    Entrance to Franchesca Ramsey and Francheska Medina for the launch of Well, That Escalated Quickly at Dobbin St and a signed copy of Franchesca's book.  

    Fine Print: Please contact events@wordbookstores.com with any questions. If you have purchased a ticket but cannot make it to this event, you may put the ticket in someone else's name up to 24hr prior to the event. There are no refunds for ticketed events, but a copy of the book will be held for 30 days for you after the event.