First Bloom: stories of blossoming black lesbian love is a collection of chronicles that takes a look at the beginnings—and sometimes the middle and end—of the love that flourishes between same-gender-loving women of African descent.
From the sensual to the lyrical, the thirteen tales in First Bloom are as varied as Black lesbians themselves, and the collection introduces women as dynamic and bold as their stories. Readers will feel the excitement of love’s potential in “The List,” and the ache of love’s fragility in “Days Gone By.” While no single anthology could possibly tell all of the countless Black lesbian stories, this compilation is a powerful sample of the lives we live, the experiences we’ve been through, and the love we’ve been privileged to be a part of.
Renowned authors Fiona Zedde, Sheree L. Greer, and Anondra “Kat” Williams, along with literary poets Claudia Moss and Eternity Philops, lend their talents to create this soulfully intense anthology reflecting the joys and pains of love between Black women. Readers seeking to be entertained and moved are invited to explore First Bloom: stories of blossoming black lesbian love . . . you may even find a piece of your story within.