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10 Young Black LGBTQ Authors Reclaiming Their Space Through Words

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10 Young Black LGBTQ Authors Reclaiming Their Space Through Words

by Camille Rahatt via https://blavity.com

Speaking out and finding justice between the pages.

Rather than blending into rigid Black or white spaces, queer Black authors are reclaiming their time and energy within the LGBTQ and Black community through literary pieces and activism. Their literary works are often reflective of their personal experiences with injustice, intimacy and love. With complex characters and stories representing the broad spectrum of humankind, these authors speak out against homophobia, racism, sexism and classism.

Rivers Solomon is an award-winning literary and speculative fiction author, with a BA in comparative studies in race and ethnicity degree from Stanford University. As a writer, Solomon’s work explores prejudices through whimsical storytelling. According to their bio, “Rivers Solomon is a dyke, an …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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