When thinking of Audre L. and Gladys B., I’m reminded of their persistence in affirming themselves, choosing how they wanted to be mentioned and called. They remind me that we can shape our reality and make our bodies our home.
Because of this I hold both Audre and Gladys’ stories close to my heart. I’m reminded that regardless of how you are beholden in the eyes of the unworthy, only you can truly define who you are.
With this, here is a new spelling of my name, Vahn Black.
Thank you for your continued support and love.
“Bags” will be released March 3rd.