This page is here to provide more background information on an author and their works that might be referenced or cited throughout this site. It is not meant to either endorse or put down the author, but simply raise awareness around certain issues (aka “red flags”) and encourage readers to engage with sources in a constructively critical way. Whether or not you wish to read any books from this author is completely up to your own discretion.

I’ve included some of the red flags that have been raised about Stephanie and her books in the black rootworking community as well as her responses to them, which are quoted from the conversation shown below. There are also red flags from her new book that I’ve pointed out. I encourage the community to continue to discuss this author and her works in a critical way while also considering her responses to some of the raised issues.


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