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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 Just a Black Woman in America

I’m Just a Black Woman in America

Lori Wilson

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11 (p.473) I’m Just a Black Woman in America
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Black. Queer. Southern. Women.
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E. Patrick Johnson

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641102.003.0012

In this chapter, Lori Wilson discusses her upbringing in Houston, Texas. She narrates her struggles with teenage pregnancy, an early marriage, dropping out of high school, addiction, imprisonment, and probation. In her narrative, she stresses the importance of healing and finding ways to cultivate relationships with her child and grandchildren.

Keywords:   Lori Wilson, addiction, teen pregnancy, motherhood, imprisonment

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