door Rob Jongbloed, Jos Houweling
What does it mean to be Black & LGBTI+ ?
‘For me it means staying strong & true to your inner-self, heritage & culture . Finding your own path in life, society, love and your future knowing that a lot of people will judge you based on prejudices. This within your own community and outside your community.’
‘Being proud to love who you want to love.’
‘I can’t tell you how black queer healing looks like. I can tell you how it felt for me. Healing can only come from acceptance within yourself . Then you go and fight the ‘demons’ inside and outside yourself that are slowing your growth in life generally. Lot of insecurity (I believe) comes from your culture and the rules put up on you as a young person.
For me personally, I accepted the negativity and prejudice wherever it came from.