UNTIL I MET BLACK MEN | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation

UNTIL I MET BLACK MEN | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation

Date and Time

Jun 4, 2023 5:00 pm

Location

Hyattsville

5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, Maryland, 20781

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We continue to follow Hope on her journey through what it means to be a black woman whilst navigating what it meant to be a black man. Giselle takes us through what it was like to build relationships to black men who often saw her as a deficit rather than a contributor and lovers who sought to explore themselves through her own journey revealing in the self deprecative nature of her transness as it led her to lack the will to be corrective in relationships. With this work Giselle seeks to answer the age-old question asked to black queer people at some point in their lives. " what made you this way". This introspective look at the womanhood she felt she had to earn in order to be valid and the manhood she never resonated with to begin with throws the reader into territories often left off the conservative tables of black folks everywhere. The theories and affirmations in the work leave an immeasurable amount of growing questions for folks to ask themselves while both uplifting and holding black men accountable for their actions and the intent behind them.

Hope Giselle is joining us on the Busboys stage to share her experience living in authenticity and embracing her gift. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during and after the event, and Giselle will be signing following the program.

This event is free and open to all. Our program begins at 5:00 pm, and will be followed by an audience Q&A. Copies of UNTIL I MET BLACK MEN will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please note that this event is IN PERSON and will NOT be livestreamed.

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Hope Giselle is a highly respected National Organizer, Author, Artist, and Activist. She co-founded Alabama State University's first LGBT organization while earning a Master's in Fine Arts and certifications from Harvard and SHRM. Hope is the founder of the non-profit organization AllowMe and serves as the Training Director of Get Phluid. She has worked with numerous organizations, including NASA and the Human Rights Campaign, to amplify the voices of marginalized communities. As a two-time best-selling author, columnist, and nationally recognized panelist, Hope's passion for inclusion and social justice has inspired many to join the fight.

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