Introducing “In Love and Struggle: A Black Woman Grows in America”

What does it mean to live in your skin as a Black woman in 2021? There are many ways, and The Meteor’s new Audible Original, In Love and Struggle: A Black Woman Grows in America, touches on 11 of them.

In this powerful new work, women ages from 17 to 90—from a TikTok star to a two-time Pulitzer-winning playwright—share stories about love, work, microaggressions, mothering, and just being.

The new release builds on 2020’s live performance and Audible special, In Love and Struggle, a collection of storytelling, monologues, music, and comedy featuring Anita Hill, Sarah Jones, Alicia Garza, and more.

Executive produced by cultural critic Rebecca Carroll and the Apollo Theater’s Kamilah Forbes, and directed by Noleca Radway, this year’s special features activist/student Treasure Brooks, author and playwright Pearl Cleage, poet Jasmine Mans, music producer Drew Dixon, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, playwright Lynn Nottage, comedian Franchesca Ramsey, audio journalist CC Paschal, teen advocate Ve’ondre Mitchell, and TV host Bevy Smith.

With sound design and production by Twi McCallum and music by Sabine Blaizin, In Love and Struggle: A Black Woman Grows in America is available now on Audible.


Watch the trailer and hear the contributors in conversation:

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