Morgan Jerkins: This Will Be My Undoing


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Show #199 | Guest: Morgan Jerkins | Show Summary: Blogger and essayist Morgan Jerkins takes on the stew of racism, misogyny, and white-dominated feminism that sidelines American black women. Her book This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America details her own coming of age in a series of sharp and fearless essays. With Angie, she discusses the exciting but treacherous world of writing; the gift of having a mom who encouraged her sexual autonomy; and the bizarre tale of Rachel Dolezal.
Morgan Jerkins is a writer and contributing editor at, where she writes the essay series To Be Seen and Unseen. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Elle, Rolling Stone, and BuzzFeed. This Will Be My Undoing is her first book.

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