I am relatively new to London and have received a great deal of feedback that many Black women desire a safer space in which they can meet other like-minded Black women. I have founded a group on Meet Up and hope with this group to meet that need.
With this group I would like to create a space for exchange and interaction of Black lesbian women, Black trans women, Black bisexual women, Black intersex people and Black women*-a. Black Women* Space is a place where we can exchange questions, ideas, and knowledge about empowerment of Blackness and the living situations of Black women*; to speak out against homophobia, transphobia, sexism and racism as well as strengthen survival strategies together; to hang out, make new friends, and enjoy each other’s company.
The group constellation is a very conscious decision as the intersections of Black-queer-women* and their consequences are very specific.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde