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Atlanta lesbian author reveals lessons for success as ‘grown woman’

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Lakara Foster is known to many as the host of the popular Brown Sugar Vibe monthly poetry sessions, but she is also an author and motivational speaker who owns her own business, She Speaks! Inc., a firm that offers workshops and resources to empower women and girls.

Her new book is "The Grown Woman's Guide to Greatness" and is available at the independent feminist bookstore Charis Books & More. She will be discussing the book, its lessons, what it means to be "grown" and how to achieve this success on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Charlis, located at 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307.

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Lesbian-owned bookstore Charis to open new feminist center

The oldest and largest feminist bookstore in the Southeast is looking for a new and bigger  home.

Charis Books & More and Charis Circle, the nonprofit arm of the independent feminist bookstore, are seeking a new space to open a feminist center and asking the community to become involved in making it happen.

At an informal event at the bookstore in Little Five Points Wednesday night, the owners of the bookstore and the executive director of Charis Circle made the major announcement that the store, now located in a small house with very little parking, hopes to have a grand opening of the new center — to be named the Charis Feminist Center — next March.