WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish grew up in one of the poorest parts of South Central Los Angeles. Her mother wound up with a debilitating brain injury after surviving a car accident. Tiffany never fit in anywhere: not in the households she rotated through in the foster care system and certainly not at the nearly all white high school she had to ride the bus an hour to attend. As an illiterate ninth grader, Tiffany did everything she could to survive. After a multitude of jobs, she finally realized that she had talent in an area she never would have suspected: comedy. Tiffany faced the ‘routine’ hindrances of climbing the entertainment business ladder – but had the added obstacles of sex, race, and class in her way. But she got there. She’s humble, grateful, down to earth, and funny as hell. She still cleans the toilet the way she was shown by a foster mom who worked as a maid, and she still rolls her joints the way one of her foster dads taught her.
Tiffany can’t avoid being funny: It’s just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays – it’s a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.
Denver-based, Bangladeshi-grown organic tea company working to create a regenerative and self-sustaining community.
Based in Denver, Black and Woman-Owned Miss Peabody’s Tea Cakes are a cross between a sugar cookie and a butter-laden biscuit. Miss
Peabody’s Southern Tea Cakes was started as an act of self-love. The company’s Founder/Owner, Pamela Richard, had just been let go
from her job. Unsure what her next move would be inspiration struck while watching an episode of The Great British Baking Show. She
began to remember her grandmother baking tea cakes for her siblings and cousins. She recalled the immense amount of care and
compassion she experienced sitting in her grandmother’s kitchen.
Pamela was no longer that little girl with two bouncy pigtails but she knew baking would nurture and comfort her during this time
away from work. She had always loved baking with her grandmother. She had even been a given special name, Miss Peabody, a
throwback to the Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show since she had always worn glasses. It all became clear what she needed to do and in
November 2017 Miss Peabody’s was born. “When I’m baking I can feel my grandmother hugging me.” She often tells her customers that
baking tea cakes are her way of remembering the importance of loving each other. An old tradition that can still heal the world one
tea cake at a time.