In under three minutes each, these six Black women tell stories of being butch and being woman and being Black, of learning to love oneself through positive media representation, of the importance of naming sexual violence and rapists as such, and more. They speak of survival and of the desire to not want to survive. They speak about water and the historical roots that have left some Black people unable to swim. They do so powerfully, and it is worth your time to hear them out.

Watch them below:

Porsha Olayiwola “Water”


Janae Johnson “Black Butch Woman”


Kai Davis “Unrevolutionary Suicide”


Raven Taylor “How To Survive Being a Black Girl”


Imani Cezanne “Word Choice”


Miss Haze “For Colored Girls”

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