Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams - Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat

Premiere DateSep 24, 2017
00:00 Intro
02:23 Book Talk Intro: Kory French
07:40 Currents Early Riser
10:31 Interview with Patricia Williams Part 1
22:41 Find Me For the Waltz Early Riser
25:01 Interview with Patricia Williams Part 2
37:24 Just Start Dancing Early Riser
38:50 Book Talk Outro: Kory French
40:19 Wrecking Ball for a Dead End Early Riser
43:04 Finish

Patricia Williams (aka Ms. Pat) was born and raised in Atlanta at the height of the crack epidemic.  One of five children, Pat watched as her mother struggled to get by on charity, cons, and petty crimes. At age seven, Pat was taught to roll drunks for money. At twelve, she was targeted for sex by a man eight years her senior. By thirteen, she was pregnant. By fifteen, Pat was a mother of two. Alone at sixteen, Pat was determined to make a better life for her children. But with no job skills and an eighth-grade education, her options were limited. She learned quickly that hustling and humor were the only tools she had to survive. With wisdom and humor, Pat gives us a rare glimpse of what it’s really like to be a black mom in America.

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Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…