Audre Lorde wrote “The Black Unicorn” in recognition of those who live invisibly and fight for liberation. Queer Black feminist author and teacher Ashley Young writes to participate in this fight. In an evening of works in progress of poetry and prose, Ashley will present work that highlights survival and liberation from mental illness, addiction and the struggles of being a Queer Black woman. Come witness and participate in a writers fight to get liberated.
Ashley Young is a Queer Black writer, poet and teacher. She has contributed to three anthologies, writes for Elixher.com and her work has been featured in several online magazines, such as Autostraddle, Rkvry Journal, Her Circle Journal and more. Ashley is a 2010 VONA Poetry fellow and a 2011 Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow to return in the summer of 2016. She is working on a collection of poetry and prose and her first novel “The Liberation of the Black Unicorn.”