A Thank You Note From a Black Lesbian

Dear Reader, It has been 123 days since I left Congo, where my mother held me captive on account of my sexuality. Now, after much soul-searching, talk therapy, meditation, CBT and sweet, sweet sleep, I am slowly emerging from my hiding place. What happened was a tragedy, life-shattering trauma. Yes, I saw the ugliness of… Read More

Book list for black girls: promoting self-love and empowering young black women

by Christina Fonthes [twitter-follow screen_name=’CongoMuse’] It is 2014; Nicola Adams is the first (black, lesbian) woman to win an Olympic boxing Gold medal. Michelle Obama is the first black woman to occupy the White House. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Joyce Banda are Africa’s first women Presidents. Malorie Blackman is Britain’s first black, Children’s Laureate. Hope Powell… Read More