Southern Lit Presents: Douglas Ray

Southern Lit Presents: Douglas Ray

Always Queer, Never Quiet Queer folks in the South generally don’t enjoy the limelight reserved for heterosexuals. When light is cast on the LGBTQ community, it’s generally around much-deserved human rights: whether members can exist safely in their identities in...
Southern Lit Presents Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Southern Lit Presents Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Unapologetic Alice Defiant Southern women have found a new infatuation with an old name: Alice Dunbar-Nelson. The Louisiana native preceded celebrated essayists like Langston Hughes and ought to be taught in the same vein as Frederick Douglass. Yet, only...
Southern Lit Presents: Sonia Sanchez

Southern Lit Presents: Sonia Sanchez

Stutters, Spirituality, and Self: Redefining Southern Womanhood Southern culture is rife with leaders, both spiritual and political. Walk into a church, the South’s favored place of worship, and you’re likely to find a pastor. Last year, Christianity Today noted that...
Southern Lit Presents: Nikki Giovanni

Southern Lit Presents: Nikki Giovanni

An Old Adage’s Expiration Date: Giovanni’s Sweet Inspiration “If white defines Black and good defines evil then men Define women or women scientifically speaking describe Men. If sweet is the opposite of of sour and heat the Absence of cold then love is the...