If you had the opportunity to address the person that changed your world for the better as you grew confidently into your beautiful Queer and Black identity, what would you write? What would you say to the person whose existence helped you develop into your authentic self or to the person that unknowingly helped you understand the meaning of "it gets better"?
In a time where long workdays and innumerable demands find us more and more isolated from each other, community care is both a revolutionary and a healing tool. There is unlimited power in supporting and nourishing those whom we share our roots, history, and identities with.
With this in mind, the unique and intimate letters in this book are a declaration of unapologetic love from Queer Black writers that have taken up a movement with the intentional purpose of supporting and uplifting the identities, bodies, and shared understandings of our Queer Black community across the diaspora. This book is a declaration of love, light, friendship, and community that reminds us we are valid; that our stories matter; and most importantly, we are here to stay as we continue to slay our way into the future our ancestors dreamed of.
Black queer trans and non-binary people started the Collective X online in 2018.