Prose Before Bros
is a book club and community made for Women of Color in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2018, the club is currently more than 600 members strong. Encouraged by this success, a small group of members organized The Freadom Festival
, an event dedicated to the idea that reading should be inclusive and accessible. As they explained on their website: “Just like PBB, we wanted to create a space where POC can exist without explanation, and so, The Freadom Festival was born.” The inaugural festival, held the weekend of Juneteenth in 2022, was a huge success.
We were lucky enough to chat with Nanea Woods, who serves as both Founder and President of Prose Before Bros, as well as Founder and Executive Director of The Freadom Festival.
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Find out more about Prose Before Bros
and The Freadom Festival