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Black Lesbian Feminist  // Posts tagged as "Black Lesbian Feminist"

22 Sep Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on What Has Your Anger Taught you?

What Has Your Anger Taught you?

What Has Your Anger Taught you?

The impetus behind the Notes on Anger series, which I guest edited for Zora Magazine’s summer issue, came from the desire to know how other black women emotionally and psychologically experienced and expressed their anger, while navigating the stereotype of the angry black woman. A stereotype that portrays black lesbians and women as irrationally angry, […]

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04 Sep Posted by in • Margie Adam | Comments Off on The ‘Lesbian Feminist Writer’ label

The ‘Lesbian Feminist Writer’ label

The ‘Lesbian Feminist Writer’ label

Part 5 of a conversation between Margie Adam and Jewelle Gomez: MA: At some point in your career, there had to have been a moment where someone said: “Look, if you could just tone it down a little, if you could just roll the edge off your “angry lesbian feminist tirade,”  you could have a […]

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Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls? What?

Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls? What?

In 1975 when I first saw Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” there had never been anything like it before on stage.  It changed both my personal life as a lesbian and my professional life as a writer.  I heard, for the first time, reflected back […]

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