Black Enough Man Enough: Embracing My Mixed Race and Sexual Fluidity


SKU: 9781733082808
Author: Smalls, Gee
Publication Date: 12/31/2019
Publisher: Juan & Gee Enterprises, LLC
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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One man’s riveting, contemporary journey through multiple comings-out to authentically live his unique identity.

Black Enough, Man Enough

Embracing My Mixed Race and Sexual Fluidity

I knew I was different, called ‘faggot-ass half-breed, ‘ teased for my light bright skin, soft curly afro, freckly face, and feminine ways. Growing up the child of a Black daddy and white momma in the Gullah Geechee culture on James Island, South Carolina in the 80’s, I was an outsider.

My adolescent identity crisis of racial and sexual confusion led to a trip down the aisle with my high school sweetheart, the joy of fatherhood, and then into the shadows of the down-low before divorce and a tumultuous custody battle. As I embraced all of who I am, I developed my voice, using it to speak out on the racial and LGBT equality movements, as well as to say ‘I do’ to marry the man I love and create a realistic 21st century blended family.