Our initial conversations were intriguing, had depth, and allowed us to see the parts of each other’s personality that most don’t get to see for months, if not years. So of course, for our first date, I was willing to make the 3.5 hour drive from St. Petersburg, Fla., to visit her in Jacksonville.
As little girls, many of us dreamed of having families of our own. Except, unlike other little girls, we didn’t dream of a husband, we dreamed of wives or female partners with whom we could raise children. There are many black lesbian couples who are raising children together, and we wish them all a very happy Mother’s Day! We also wanted to share the stories of three black lesbian couples and their children:
Every day I stand amazed at the beauty, strength and resilience of black women! I’m especially amazed at the black lesbians who are raising their children without partners either by choice or by circumstances. Today at Black Lesbian Love Lab, we want to send out a big Mother’s Day shout-out to the single black lesbians who are raising children they gave birth to, children they adopted, children they foster and those who are aunties to children of their siblings or friends. We also wanted to highlight some of those women’s stories below: