TALK TO THE INTERNET: Ashley Obinwanne (Lavender Collective)

Ashley Obinwanne is a Nigerian-American writer. She is the creator and director of the web series Lavender Collective and co-founder of Lesbians Over Everything, a blog which seeks to highlight lesbian voices and experiences. … More TALK TO THE INTERNET: Ashley Obinwanne (Lavender Collective)

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On Knowing and Being: A Coming Out Story

When I first came out to my friends and family, I used a lot of language I know I wouldn’t use now. “I’m in love with the person”, “We’re all the same”, and so on. For a long time after that I was angry with myself for saying these things, especially to my mom. It had only confused her, I thought–and it wasn’t even how I felt anymore. Sure, I’m in love with the person, but the person is a woman. I love women. … More On Knowing and Being: A Coming Out Story