Yasmin Nair

On December 5, I'm a make/shift reader...

Filed By Yasmin Nair | December 04, 2008 3:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Media, Politics, The Movement
Tags: Chelsey Clammer, Chicago, Keidra Chaney, Lewis Wallace, Lisa Factora-Borchers, make/shift, Yasmin Nair

Hi everyone,

On Friday, December 5, make/shift magazine will be making a Chicago appearance. On hand will be co-editors and co-publishers Jessica Hoffman (also a Bilerico contributor) and Daria Yudacufski, to discuss this amazing independent production (get a subscription, give a lot of subscriptions this season). There's also to be a panel of Chicago contributors, including yours truly. I'll be discussing my book project Feeling Bad, Feeling Groovy: How Our Emotions Became Our Identities and Taught Us to Love Inequality for the first time in public. As opposed to muttering about it in alleyways and living rooms, which (it feels like) I've been doing for the past many months. Joining me are distinguished Chicago authors Keidra Chaney, Lisa Factora-Borchers, Lewis Wallace, and Chelsey Clammer.

More after the jump.

The event will start at 7:30 p.m. at a Chicago and national institution, Women and Children Bookstore, one of the remaining independent and feminist bookstores in the country. So if you're in the neighbourhood for any reason, please come by, listen, look (lots of print candy in the store!) and say, "Hi!"

Here's a link to make/shift's website and the event listing.


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Yasmin, I like your new photo. You look very friendly in it, as I am sure you are in real life. (The previous photo looked like the photographer had walked into your bathroom unannounced, and you were a tiny bit pissed, but mostly just surprised.)

Thanks, A.J.

How did you guess?? Ha, yes: that photo was taken by an excellent photographer, but at a time in my life when I was never comfortable with the camera, leading always to that perpetually startled Why-am-I/you-here? expression you correctly identified in the old pic! :-)

Hey Alex,

Wish you were here too! Trust your trip here went really well. At some point, you'll have to tell me about the spots you visited - I suspect you saw more than I do on a regular basis!

It was so wonderful to hear you read and it was great to meet you in person. Thank you for all your work and, though brief, I had much to ponder after your talk.