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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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I’m Happy as Hell

I’m Happy as Hell

Gwen Cubit

10 (p.443) I’m Happy as Hell
Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

E. Patrick Johnson

University of North Carolina Press

In this chapter, Gwen Cubit narrates the story of her upbringing in Austin, Texas. She discusses her involvement in the church, her experiences with poverty, her understanding of sexuality as a young person, and her relationship with her current partner. She also shares the story of her past drug addiction, acknowledging that it may have developed in response to child sexual abuse and having to repress her sexuality.

Keywords:   Gwen Cubit, Abuse, addiction

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