At Skylight: Carvell Wallace presents ANOTHER WORD FOR LOVE w/ Jamilah Lemieux

At Skylight: Carvell Wallace presents ANOTHER WORD FOR LOVE w/ Jamilah Lemieux

Join us for a transformative memoir that reimagines the conventions of love and posits a radical vision for healing.

In Another Word for Love, Carvell Wallace excavates layers of his own history, situated in the struggles and beauty of growing up Black and queer in America.

Wallace is an award-winning journalist who has built his career on writing unforgettable profiles, bringing a provocative and engaged sensitivity to his subjects. Now he turns the focus on himself, examining his own life and the circumstances that frame it—to make sense of seeking refuge from homelessness with a young single mother, living in a ghostly white Pennsylvania town, becoming a partner and parent, raising two teenagers in what feels like a collapsing world.

With courage, vulnerability, and a remarkable expansiveness of spirit—not to mention a thrilling, and unrivaled, storytelling verve—Another Word for Love makes an irresistible case for life, healing, the fullness of our humanity, and, of course, love. It could be called a theory of life itself—a theory of being that will leave you open to the wonder of the world.

Carvell Wallace grew up between southwestern Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles. He attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts and worked as a stage actor before spending fifteen years in direct-service youth nonprofits. He has covered art, entertainment, music, culture, race, sports, and parenting for The New York Times MagazineThe New YorkerSlateGQPitchforkMTV News, and other outlets. As a podcast host, he has been nominated for a Peabody Award and won a Kaleidoscope Award. He is the coauthor of Andre Iguodala’s New York Times bestselling basketball memoir, The Sixth Man. He lives in Oakland and has two adult children, a comfortable couch, and a lot of plants.

A renowned cultural critic and writer with a focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality, Jamilah Lemieux is a leading millennial feminist thinker, influencer, and media maverick. Her written work has been featured via a host of print and digital platforms, including Vanity Fair, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and Essence, among many othersShe is also a weekly contributor to Slate’s ‘Care and Feeding’ parenting column and co-host of the publication’s Care and Feeding podcast, and has provided news and cultural commentary for CNN, ABC, CBS, and MSNBC. She is currently working on her first book, Baby Mama’s Day: A Black Single Mother on Longing and Belonging (Roc Lit 101/Penguin Random House).

Event date: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Another Word for Love: A Memoir By Carvell Wallace Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374237820
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Published: MCD - May 14th, 2024