I spent this past weekend surrounded by black lesbians at a camp somewhere in the hills of Malibu, California. Up until then, I had never seen so many of us in one place at the same time. I had never been to a place where black lesbians were at the front and center. I can’t begin to explain how amazing it felt to be there or how thankful I am to all the women (including Jeanette Bronson, Brenda Snowden, and Yolanda Whittington) who worked tirelessly to organize every aspect of the event.
The three and a half days we spent there were loaded with activities; speed dating, workshops (which included one where we sculpted vulvas out of clay), live performances, drum classes, a pool party, a basketball tournament, and more.
I connected with new people, participated in as many workshops as I could, learned some new things, and made the decision to come back to BLU next year.
Every black lesbian should have the pleasure of attending a BLU Retreat, so if you’re reading this article and you fit the description, take this as your personal invitation to next year’s retreat. You will be glad you came.
September 5, 2016 at 6:53 pm
Had the best time! Can’t wait until 2017!