For Colored Girls Book Club + Bassey Ikpi

Bassey Ikpi is a mental health advocate, poet, and the author of a stunning collection of essays, I’m Telling the Truth but I’m Lying. We caught up with Bassey over the phone recently to talk about her book as part of her advocacy, why her story couldn’t fit a traditional narrative, and why she was so uncertain her book would ever make it into the world.

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