Celeste Headlee, You're Cute When You're Mad

Wed. Apr 6, 2022 at 7:30pm EDT
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Celeste Headlee, You're Cute When You're Mad


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Book Festival in Your Living Room, in partnership with SCRIBD, Presents
CELESTE HEADLEE, You're Cute When You're Mad 

In Conversation with Gail O’Neill, Editor-at-Large, artsatl.com;Host and Co-Producer of Collective Knowledge

Zoom Author Talk & Q + A

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A thoughtful, practical, and cogent manual on becoming aware of, and reversing, the sometimes subtle sexism with which we all struggle, actively or not. With the same empathetic and circumspect approach seen in her 2017 book We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter, Headlee lays out the fundamentals of creating allies, rather than alienating those who may simply be playing prescribed cultural roles. 


Celeste Headlee is an internationally recognized journalist and radio host, professional speaker and author of bestselling book We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter, and Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving. Her latest is Speaking of Race: Why Everyone Needs to Talk About Racism and How to Do It. Her TEDx Talk, 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation, has been viewed over 26 million times.

In her 20-year career in public radio, Celeste has been the Executive Producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Broadcasting and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, Here and Now, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as co-host of the national morning news show, The Takeaway, from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Celeste is a regular guest host on NPR and American Public Media. 

She is the host of Newsweek’s “Debate” podcast, and hosts a podcast for the National Gallery of Art called “Sound Thoughts on Art.” She is also the host of “Women Amplified,” a podcast from the Conferences for Women, the largest network of women’s conferences in the nation, drawing more than 50,000 people to its annual events.

Celeste is also the president and CEO of Headway DEI, a non-profit that works to bring racial justice and equity to journalism and media through targeted training and interventions. She is the granddaughter of composer William Grant Still, known as the Dean of Black American Composers and she is a trained operatic soprano. She lives in the DC area with her rescue dog, Samus.


Gail O’Neill is editor-at-large at ArtsATL, where she writes about arts and culture, and curates the monthly “BookMarks” column. She is the host and co-producer of Collective Knowledge— a conversational series that is broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and TheA Network. And her short-film series, “Seeking BazaarBeauty” will debut on Harper’s Bazaar Italia magazine’s website this spring.

Most recognizable for her work in fashion, Gail spent 10 years circling the globe as a model before joining CBS News in New York City as a features reporter. After relocating to Atlanta in 2000, she hosted a travel show for CNN, and subsequently hosted several series and specials for HGTV— including Mission: Organization, Christmas at the White House and Behind the Design of HGTVs Dream Home


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