Ep. 25: On Welcoming Rejection with Author Heidi W. Durrow
This week we're chatting with The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, Heidi W. Durrow! She's also the winner of Barbara Kingsolver’s 2008 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction and a book club favorite. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky was hailed as one of the Best Novels of 2010 by The Washington Post, The Oregonian, The Boston Herald, and a Top 10 Debut of 2010 by Booklist. In 2011, Durrow was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Debut.She is also an award-winning podcaster and host of "The Mixed Experience," where she explores the multiracial experience in pop culture, academia, and history. Durrow is also the founder of the Mixed Remixed Festival, an annual public event celebrating the mixed-race experience. It is the largest nationwide gathering of multiracial people in the country. You can follow her here: Facebook and Twitter @heididurrow.
We also got into the horror of the Las Vegas mass shooting (and what Congress needs to do instead of sending "thoughts + prayers" ). And we sound the air horn for Moms Demand Action, an org that continues to put in the work toward gun sense in America. Listen in.