photo: Sekiya Dorsett


I am Black. Which is to say that I am African. And Colored. And Negro. And New Negro. And sometimes “nigger”. I am also queer. Which is to say that I am lesbian. Dyke. Butch. And sometimes “sir”. Always, I am woman. Which is to say that I am tomboi. Boi. Masculine of center. Androgynous. As a Black, queer, masculine presenting woman, my writing is informed by these identities and how someone like me negotiates the mainstream/dominant American culture that consistently seeks to marginalize my voice and the voices of those who look, act, and love like me.