24-Year-Old Storyteller Writes About Colorism and Black Stigma of Mental Health in New Memoir
Chántelle Adanna Agbro Releases My Soul Told On Me Everywhere Books Are Sold
24-year-old author Chántelle Agbro released her first book, a memoir collection of essays entitled My Soul Told On Me.
Readers get to work through issues with Chántelle and go on her journeys of love and loss, tragedy, and ultimately victory in what editors at Vogue and GQ are calling “a fresh perspective from a new voice for this generation.”
Chántelle writes for women of color to feel their embedded emotions when they’re too busy carrying everyone else’s — which is what birthed her tagline “she carries.” Her work is for women at any age (and in any stage) of life as she covers a wide range of topics such as: self-care, heartbreak, depression, politics and self-hate.
Originally from Maryland, Chántelle discovered writing at the age of 10, which came in handy because it was at that time that she was confronted with all the coming of age issues that are known as growing pains. That combined with the added angst of being
Black in America – as Agbro writes, are all things that make up the essays in her book. Advance press for the book has included an interview with iHeartRadio’s WBLS midday host Patty Jackson, as well as Power 99 FM host Loraine Ballard Morrill.
Agbro is a 2018 graduate of Temple University. She currently resides in Philadelphia. My Soul Told On Me is her first full length book project and it is being released under her own imprint, Chantelle Adanna Publishing.
Today, My Soul Told On Me is released in stores and online.