if you claim to be pro-black girl, you don’t get to choose which black girls are worthy of defending


all black girls are worthy of defending

  • poor black girls
  • sexually active black girls
  • abstinent black girls
  • queer black girls
  • immigrant black girls
  • mentally ill black girls
  • self-hating black girls
  • addicted black girls
  • fat black girls
  • trans* black girls
  • disabled black girls
  • muslim black girls
  • weave-wearing black girls
  • masculine-presenting black girls
  • all
  • black
  • girls

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badass theoretical fave: Hortense Spillers 

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Bumming Cigarettes is a short film about a brief and intimate meeting between a young Black lesbian woman who is in the process of taking an HIV test and a middle aged Black Gay HIV Positive man. Coming off of the devastation of a bad breakup with a girlfriend, Vee musters up the courage to go and take an HIV test to put her worst fears to rest. What she experiences during her trip to a local clinic is much more than she expects while sharing a cigarette with a stranger, Jimmy, during the 10 minutes that she awaits her test results.

Alia Hatch makes a strong debut in this short film, as a young Black lesbian woman looking to discover her status. This is a breakthrough performance for James Tolbert, a native Philadelphian and professional actor living with HIV for 21 years. Alia and James deliver a moving performance in this film that explores complex issues surrounding the HIV/AIDS epidemic including the loss of intimacy and stigma that persons living with HIV/AIDS may encounter, while also encouraging awareness around HIV/AIDS testing and the way we treat persons living with the disease.

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Thanks to you all for getting Bumming Cigarettes out there! Its coming down at midnight, but i’m throwing this up as a thank you for supporting!!!


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black./womyn.:conversations with lesbians of African descent

black./womyn.:conversations… features interviews with close to 50 out, Black lesbians including Poet/Author Cheryl Clarke, Filmmaker/Activist Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Poet/Author Staceyann Chin, Filmmaker Michelle Parkerson, Artist Hanifah Walidah, Hip-Hop Duo KIN, and Author Fiona Zedde. This film encourages progressive dialogue about images of Black lesbians and the stereotypes resulting from their portrayal in media and society at large. The director’s goal was to create conversation among Black lesbians of differing age groups.

Directed by Tiona McClodden, 2008. TRT: 90mins.