Jill Nelson and I met sunning ourselves on a beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida. She is the mother of a good (and considerably younger) friend of mine. I had no idea when we met that she was an accomplished, outspoken, shocking, award-winning journalist and author. She writes about race, she writes about women, she writes about sex. I have now read three of her books, and she scares me to death. Her boldness knocks me out.
Books Jill has written include:
Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience
Straight, No Chaser: How I Became A Grown-Up Black Woman
Editor, Police Brutality: An Anthology
Finding Martha’s Vineyard: African Americans at Home on an Island
Let’s Get It On