The Complexities of Queer Black Women

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  • Maria Garcia
  • Angelique Nixon
  • Candace Hanna
  • Audrey Smaltz and Gail Marquis
  • Lynne d Johnson
  • Krystal Brown
  • Dr. Kaila Story
  • Chef Cheryl Smith
  • Dana Givens
  • Alexa Birdsong
  • Kimberley McLeod

Maria Elena "Ri Ri" Garcia: Vocalist, Lyricist, Drummer, Producer and DJ

In her latest exhibition, "You May Sit Beside Me," photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn (not pictured) explores the community of queer Black women in her hometown of Brooklyn and beyond. Keep reading to learn more about the dynamic women behind these intimate portraits.  —Patrice Peck (@speakpatrice) 

(Photo: Courtesy of Laylah Amatullah) 

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