Living Out Loud

The Distillery Season 4

Khristi Adams shares her profound encounters with young black girls in her book, Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color, in which she uncovers the negative stereotypes put upon them, often limiting them from taking up space with pride and confidence.

The Distillery is a podcast that explores the essential ingredients of book and research projects with experts in their field of study. Learn what motivates their work and why it matters for Christian theology and ministry.

Adams Khristi


Khristi Adams is a speaker, author, and ordained minister with American Baptist Churches USA. She is the Firestone Endowment Chaplain and instructor of religious studies and philosophy at the Hill School in Pottstown, PA. She also works as co-director of Diversity at the Hill School.

Her recent book, Parable of the Brown Girl,  highlights the cultural, historical and spiritual truths that emerge from the lives of young black girls. Khristi is passionate about youth advocacy and is committed to work that affirms the wholeness and self-worth of black girls and women. She holds a degree in advertising from Temple University and an MDiv (’08) from Princeton Theological Seminary.

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