Finding Me: An Oprah's Book Club Pick

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Finding Me: An Oprah's Book Club Pick

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Most of the people in Central Falls were white, and Viola was the butt of vicious racist slurs since she was a child. I’ve always been drawn to her work, and then to her more personally when I saw her share as part of an informal actress’ round table. I mean Viola had to deal with racist bullying from kids at school and when she was in grade school her teacher told her she would never be anything because she's Black. All members can listen all they want to thousands of included audiobooks, podcasts, originals, and more in the Plus Catalog. As I wrote Finding Me, my eyes were open to the truth of how our stories are often not given close examination.

The TV and film business is saturated with people who think they're writing something human when it's really a I do have some very slight technical gripes with the writing - some overused words and turns of phrases. I liked her realness about so many elements of her life, including the awful colorism she faced as a dark-skinned Black woman, the difficulty of making a living as an actress, and what it felt like for her to witness her abusive father change into a genuinely kind person over time. I felt that so intensely because my 3rd grade teacher said that Black people couldn't be doctors or lawyers, so we should focus on trades.

Sometimes we just want more time to bask in the experience of a magnificent book —- of an magnificent human being - a powerful Black Woman…. For anyone who needs reminding that a life worth living can only be born from radical honesty and the courage to shed facades and be . She also talks about her personal life, sharing health challenges, meeting her husband, and adopting her daughter. This is the path I took to finding my purpose and my strength, but also to finding my voice in a world that didn't always see me. My hope is that my story will inspire you to light up your own life with creative expression and rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you.Connecting my military PTSD from where it began during service of the nation to a meaning of unexpected importance. In the past, we've been used as chattel, fodder for inhumane experimentation, and it has evolved into invisibility. For young Black girls with big dreams, for people living in intense poverty without a solution to get out, for mothers, for readers struggling to find a place in the world, for so many people. There was also conversation about the treatment of theater versus film which I found to be extremely intriguing.

Nothing I experienced can even glimpse a moment in the Davis family life of poverty so extreme that it is almost unfathomable, of abuse, fear, guilt, and things I can't even put words to. Viola is very honest about her life and career, and her numerous anecdotes include stories that are scary; shocking; embarrassing; humorous; sad; happy; romantic; joyful; and more.

I’m not one to enjoy love stories but this was a stand out part of the book that really impacted me. She is a true testament to perseverance while also acknowledging how detrimental it can be to refuse to let go, forgive, and heal from the past. This is not a memoir that traces a celebrity’s humble beginnings to their eventual success; this is a memoir of healing, of finally making peace with oneself. In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life changing decision to stop running forever.

I was fighting an ideology about what an actor was, and it was all born in the depth of white superiority. Nevertheless, Viola persevered and graduated after five years, part of it spent in the theater program at the California Polytechnic University in Pomona, on a student exchange plan.Davis begins at the beginning: born on a South Carolina plantation (truly), she shortly moved with her mother and alcoholic father to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where she grew up in dire poverty. To the lioness hard working kick ass, talented, determined, authentic powerhouse inspiring human being…. The older children were raised by their grandparents until Mae Alice could no longer stand to hear stories of them being beaten in school, and sent for them to come to Rhode Island. we were the baton they were passing as they were sinking into the quicksand of racism, poverty, Jim Crow, segregation, injustice, family trauma, and dysfunction.

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