The Pretty One by Keah Brown
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!
Keah Brown opens herself to the world in a series of essays about her experiences as a Black disabled woman. From her struggle with accepting her disability as a child to the ways in which music and pop culture (Paramore, Demi Lovato, and more) helped her cope with loss and depression. Brown shared her story in order to be seen and to help other disabled folks be seen, as well as, continue living.
This book was so truthful that it sometimes hurt. I related to a lot of it despite the fact that I have a chronic illness and not a physical disability. The way that Keah describes her connection to music and pop culture is passionate and so loving that it jumps off of the page. The audiobook brought a whole other level of intimacy to the text that I’m grateful for.
She said she wanted to bring hope and inspire others to keep living, love themselves, and grow. Keah Brown definitely accomplished this! I will continue going back to this book for words of wisdom.
I'm also extremely grateful that she included invisible disabilities in her essays.
I love this book so much that I decided to purchase a copy!