I just got into the series Chewing Gum, a British show about a young black woman who realizes how religion has restricted her life and starts busting out. It’s kind of bananas, and really funny. And then High Maintenance [about a weed delivery guy who caters to stressed-out New Yorkers]. I loved the web series, too, but the move to HBO allowed an expansion of really humane, relatable storylines.
2 Dope Queens, with Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, because they are flat-out two of the funniest women out there. And Bad with Money, which tackles the difficulties of talking about money and has great guests who really open up on a subject that so many people feel is taboo.
I’m reading The Mothers, by Brit Bennett. I don’t read a lot of fiction, but it’s so absorbing, and the writing is beautiful.
I love that She Shreds magazine, which is dedicated to female guitarists and bassists, is based here—they present a lot of shows around town, which my fantasy self who can stay up past 11 p.m. attends.
Fatou Seidi Ghali is one of two known Tuareg guitarists in Niger and is challenging traditions in West African music. From issue #11 read an interview with Les Filles de Illighadad and the record label that's spreading their music around the world, @sahelsounds. • sheshredsmag.com/features (link in bio!) • photo by Gaby Manzur • • #sheshreds #sheshredsmag #issue11 #tuaregguitar #westafrica #niger #sahelsounds #lesfillesdeillighadad #international #tuaregmusic