Last Updated on June 9, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle
Homebodies by Tembe Denton-Hurst
What happens when a young Black woman faces casual racism in her workplace and dares to challenge it? In this episode, I sit down with the brilliant Tembe Denton-Hurst to discuss her compelling debut novel, Homebodies. In the book, we navigate the experiences of her main character Mickey, the personal cost of speaking truth to power in today’s media landscape, and her journey of self-discovery in an industry that she loves but one that doesn’t love her back.
We also dive into the timely conversations that took place in 2020, questioning the sustainability of the changes that have arisen since then. Tembe shares her background in media, the inspiration behind Homebodies, and her insight into the complexities of identity and validation within today’s media culture. Her fascinating perspective makes this episode a must-listen.
As a special treat, Tembe offers a sneak peek into her current work in progress and shares some reading recommendations. So tune in to this enlightening and thought-provoking conversation with Tembe Denton-Hurst!
BOOKS MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW
BOOKS READ, LOVED, AND WOULD NOW RECOMMEND
BOOKS ON THE TBR STACK
- The Three of Us by Ore Agbaje-Williams (Amazon or Bookshop)
Listen in to our podcast interview with Ore Agbaje-Williams
ABOUT TEMBE DENTON-HURST
Tembe Denton-Hurst (known on the internet as @tembae) is a book-obsessed beauty and culture writer and author. Currently, she works as a staff writer at New York Magazine’s The Strategist where she covers beauty, lifestyle, and books. When she’s not writing, Tembe can be found on her couch in Queens where she lives with her partner and their two cats Stella and Dakota. Homebodies is her debut novel.