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First and Only: A Black Woman’s Guide To Thriving at Work and In Life

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Book Overview

In the hardcover version of “First and Only,” Jennifer R. Farmer outlines the unique struggles and opportunities Black women face when clearing new barriers at work and in life. She offers practical tips to help Black women feel seen and to help non-Black women better relate to the diverse women in their lives. The book received an “Outstanding Book Award” from the National Association of Black Journalists and appeared on United Methodist Women’s prestigious Reading Program list for the 2021-2022 term. It was published in Feb. 2021.

About the Author

Jennifer R. Farmer, known as “The PR Whisperer,” is a writer, trainer and small business owner. She is the host of the award-winning United Women in Faith’s “Faith Talks” podcast, which offers spiritual growth content for women of faith. Farmer is the author of two books, “First and Only: A Black Woman’s Guide to Thriving at Work and in Life” (Broadleaf Books) and “Extraordinary PR, Ordinary Budget: A Strategy Guide” (Berrett-Koehler Publishers). In addition to her books, she is an essayist whose writing focuses on everything from faith to leadership development to issues of gender and race. Her work has appeared in publications such as Thrive Global!, Blavity, Society for Nonprofits, Chronicle of Philanthropy, CNN, The Root, HuffPost, LifeHack, PR Daily, Red Letter Christians and more.

Farmer is the founder of Spotlight PR LLC, a boutique firm specializing in communications strategy for leaders and groups committed to social and racial justice. She is founded and runs the Center for Social Justice Leadership, which exists to support leaders and organizations in creating more inclusive workplace cultures. Farmer has provided services to national organizations and celebrities committed to addressing the climate crisis, as well as social and racial injustice.

When and Where Can I Purchase It?

“First and Only” will be published by Broadleaf Books in February 2021.   Order your copy at Broad Leaf Books .