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Black. Queer. Southern. Women.An Oral History$
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E. Patrick Johnson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469641102

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641102.001.0001

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Being Human Is a Dangerous Thing

Being Human Is a Dangerous Thing

Cherry Hussain

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Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

E. Patrick Johnson

University of North Carolina Press

Johnson’s appreciation for resilience and forgiveness are evident in this chapter. Cherry Hussain recounts her life story, including her upbringing in Daytona Beach, Florida, her involvement in church as a young person, her first marriage to a man, and her relationship with her wife, Pat. She also discusses her attachment to the term “dyke,” as opposed to lesbian, and gives a brief history of how she began identifying with the label.

Keywords:   Cherry Hussain, lesbian, dyke

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