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A Renaissance of Our Own: Rachel E. Cargle in conversation with Myleik Teele

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

All attendees must register for the event.

Charis and the Georgia Center for the Book welcome Rachel E. Cargle in conversation with Myleik Teele for a celebration of A Renaissance of Our Own: A Memoir & Manifesto on Reimagining In Person at Carreker Hall at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. 

About the Book: From a highly lauded modern voice in feminism and racial justice comes a deeply personal and insightful approach to the power of reimagining to dismantle the frameworks and systems that no longer serve us while building liberating new ones. In A Renaissance of Our Own, we witness the sometimes painful but always inspiring breaking points in Cargle’s life that fostered a truer identity. These defining moments offer a blueprint for how we must all use our imagination—the space that sees beyond limits—to live in alignment with our highest values and to craft a world independent of oppressive structures. Cargle now invites you to acknowledge the ways of being that stem from societal expectations instead of your truth, and to embark on a renaissance of your own. She provides the very tools and prompts that she used to unearth her truth, tools that opened her up to being a more authentic feminist, and purpose-driven matriarchal leader. A Renaissance of Our Own gives us the courage to look at the world and say, “I want something different.” It serves as a reminder of the power and possibility of reimagining a life that feels right, all the way down to the marrow of your bones.

About Rachel E. Cargle: Rachel Elizabeth Cargle is an activist, entrepreneur, and philanthropic innovator. She is the founder of The Loveland Group; a family of companies including Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre, a literary space that celebrates marginalized voices and The Great Unlearn, an adult learning platform that centers the teaching of BIPOC thinkers. In 2018, she founded The Loveland Foundation, offering free access to mental health care for Black women and girls. Cargle is a regular contributor to Cultured Magazine, Atmos, and The Cut, and her work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Her debut memoir A Renaissance of Our Own will be published in May. 

About Myleik Teele: Myleik Teele is the Founder of CURLBOX, the first monthly subscription service for textured hair. A multi-hyphenate career woman with many passions and interests; she has forged a unique professional path that reflects her marketing, community building, and commerce expertise. Myleik spent many years as host of the MyTaughtYou podcast, organized a luxury retreat, founded an investment club and recently launched an online community, empowering Black moms. Myleik’s work centers Black women, and the most significant intention behind her work is to be of service to Black women who aren’t afraid to do the internal work external success hinges on. Many major brands have sought her talents as a consultant and collaborator.

About the Event:

Rachel E. Cargle will pre-sign all books and will share stories and take questions from the audience. There will not be a personalized signing or photo line. All attendees must register for the event by selecting a ticket. You may choose a free ticket without a book or a single signed book ticket that will include Rachel E. Cargle's signature. 

If you choose the book with ticket option, you will bring your ticket (digitally or on paper) with you to pick up your copy of the book at the church on the night of the event. All books not picked up at the event on 5/23 will be available for pickup at Charis Books and More (184 S. Candler St, Decatur) for an additional 2 weeks.

Doors open at 6pm. Event begins promptly at 7pm.


  • Masks: Face masks must be worn properly over the nose and the mouth at all times on the entire church property, including outdoors.
  • Social Distancing: Attendance will be capped below capacity to insure social distancing.
  • Carreker Hall at The First Baptist Church is fully wheelchair accessible, with accessible parking. Please contact us at if you have other seating or accessibility needs. 
  • If you would like to reserve ASL interpretation for this event, or if you have any other accessibility needs, please contact or call the store at 404-524-0304.

Event Code of Conduct:

By attending our event you agree to our Code of Conduct: Our event seeks to provide a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), class, or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from this event and all future events at the discretion of the organizers. Please report all harassment to immediately.

Event address: 
First Baptist Church Decatur
308 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Event Summary: 
Charis and the Georgia Center for the Book welcome Rachel E. Cargle in conversation with Myleik Teele for a celebration of A Renaissance of Our Own: A Memoir & Manifesto on Reimagining In Person at Carreker Hall at the First Baptist Church of Decatur.