Weekend Long Reads featuring: Staceyann Chin

Happy Friday friends & families! 

This week we're featuring several Long-Reads (blogposts) from one of our favorite queer parents, artists, and activists: Staceyann Chin. 

Staceyann Chin is a multi-talented, passionate single mother, artist, and activist. She was born in Jamaica and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her daughter. She's open about discussing her process through IVF, her childhood in Jamaica, and the struggles she's faced as an openly gay, Black woman. Read her interview with Mutha Magazine HERE

Her memoir, "The Other Side of Paradise" is available on Amazon and Audible. 

 
 

This summer Staceyann Chin teamed up with Cynthia Nixon and Rosie O'Donnell to perform a play called, "Motherstruck" about her own journey to motherhood. 

Staceyann Chin with her daughter, Zuri in one of their living room protests.  Photo credit and rights: Staceyann Chin. 

Staceyann Chin with her daughter, Zuri in one of their living room protests. 
Photo credit and rights: Staceyann Chin. 

Today we're going to be sharing some of her older writings (circa 2011) that were featured on HuffPost Queer Voices. 

We're starting this weekend's Long Reads at the beginning, with three of Staceyann's first posts.
Links are included below, more will be included on the blog coming up on Sunday & Monday. 

Staceyann Chin: 

1. "A Single Lesbians Quest for Motherhood" -
Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/staceyann-chin/a-single-lesbians-quest-for-motherhood_b_925009.html

2. "An Open Letter to My Unborn Daughter (or Son)" -
Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/staceyann-chin/open-letter-to-my-unborn-_b_934476.html

3. "Am I Talking to a Boy or Girl?" -
Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/staceyann-chin/motherhood-pregnancy_b_971757.html

If you're a fast reader and would like more from Staceyann Chin, here's her full list of blogposts for Huff Post HERE

Happy Reading! 

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