'Black Women Will Save the World' recounts the stories of America's 'sheroes' : NPR's Book of the Day April Ryan and Ayesha Rascoe both know what it's like to cover the White House as Black women. In this episode, the two journalists discuss the importance of taking up space and looking out for one another in that environment, including throughout the Trump presidency. Ryan's new book, Black Women Will Save the World, combines memoir, reporting and analysis to highlight the strength of trailblazers like Stacey Abrams, LaTosha Brown and herself – but she also opens up about the personal cost of always having to be resilient.

'Black Women Will Save the World' honors those on the frontlines of democracy

'Black Women Will Save the World' honors those on the frontlines of democracy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1129692062/1130524284" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Amistad
Amistad
Amistad

April Ryan and Ayesha Rascoe both know what it's like to cover the White House as Black women. In this episode, the two journalists discuss the importance of taking up space and looking out for one another in that environment, including throughout the Trump presidency. Ryan's new book, Black Women Will Save the World, combines memoir, reporting and analysis to highlight the strength of trailblazers like Stacey Abrams, LaTosha Brown and herself – but she also opens up about the personal cost of always having to be resilient.