Sure, Danny Lavery is formally leaving Pricey Prudence. The news broke in mid-April 2021, and Lavery confirmed it himself within the preface to a Pricey Prudence reside chat on April 19.
We additionally know who might be changing Lavery: author Jenée Desmond-Harris, who was formally introduced as the following Prudence on Might 17. Desmond-Harris is a journalist and media character who’s served because the options editor at The Root and written for publications like The New York Instances and Vox.
It is also truthful to marvel how Desmond-Harris would possibly wish to evolve the column. Lavery, who’s transgender, made a concerted effort to have Pricey Prudence higher replicate humanity’s variety. Most probably, Desmond-Harris will proceed evolving Pricey Prudence in a extra numerous course. She already has loads of expertise giving recommendation that addresses bigotry. At The Root, Desmond-Harris wrote a weekly recommendation column referred to as Race Manners, which navigated points like racism, identification, and tradition in America.
As for Lavery, his subsequent challenge might be fulfilling a two-year, $430,000 contract he signed with Substack, a subscription-based e-newsletter service. Lavery already has a Substack e-newsletter referred to as The Shatner Chatner, the place, amongst different issues, he writes in character as a goose. Slate additionally introduced that Lavery will proceed making podcasts for the corporate.
For Pricey Prudence followers, it is a bummer to see Lavery transferring on. However with Desmond-Harris on board, the column is certainly in good palms.