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  • Blay is a talent, mixing an encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture, past and present, with incisive commentary on race and gender.

    Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness and Surpassing Certainty
  • Blay's welcome voice is candid, vulnerable and necessary. Her observations about the impact Black women have had and continue to have on pop culture are searing and timely and will have a lasting impact on how much the world sees and understands us.

    Tarana Burke, founder of the MeToo movement, and author of You Are Your Best Thing
  • Alongside perceptive ruminations on everything from colourism to Cardi B, Blay writes with refreshing candour on topics that will resonate with Black women, the world over. Her passion and incredible knowledge on all things race, gender and pop culture-related make this book a standout and one you'll struggle to put down.

    Morgan Cormack, Bad Form
  • Blay's idea of Black womanhood is an inclusive one, where liberation is not just possible, but doable because it has the space for all Black women?cisgender, transgender, rich, poor, old, young, local, global?magnifying the potential for unity (and success) against the forces which mean them harm. Each essay carries with it truths that feel ancestral. Carefree Black Girls is the testimony I've been waiting to witness.

    Robert Jones, Jr., author of The Prophets; creator of Son of Baldwin
  • "Blay's personal experiences with astute cultural analysis to explore how joy has become one of the most useful weapons in a Black woman's arsenal.

    Bitch Media

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