Hi! I’m Nana Malone, creator of the #BrownNippleChalenge!
When I started writing, it became my mission statement to feature women of color in my books—brown women like me with brown nipples. Lol.
In the summer of 2020, I wanted to do more. I wanted to help other women of color get the recognition that they deserved. And not just the same four or five Black women that the rest of Romancelandia has heard of. With the world suddenly paying attention to Own Voices works I wanted to shed more light on these great books that didn’t get the audience they deserved due to internalized biases and racism in the industry.
So I started the #BrownNippleChallenge, where every month, I pick a book from a WOC writing romance, and everyone participating in the challenge buys the book or audiobook, thereby directly putting money in the pockets of brown women who have been marginalized.