Introducing the ‘Our Voices” series – From Denmark, Black Girl on Mars

Introducing the ‘Our Voices” series – From Denmark, Black Girl on Mars

I have been, if not a friend, a friendly acquaintance and fan of Lesley-Ann Brown, a.k.a. Black Girl on Mars since 2006 or so. Her writing is so compelling I am grateful she has agreed to let me share her work here in a new series of blog posts titled ‘Our Voices’*. Her first contribution …

I was a first-time mother, far from home, when I discovered that my three-year-old son had a hearing impairment.

I was a first-time mother, far from home, when I discovered that my three-year-old son had a hearing impairment.

In the 12th article in our “Inside View” series Lesley-Ann Brown shares what her deaf son taught her. Lesley originally published her story on The Murmur. I was a first-time mother, far from home, when I discovered that my three-year-old son had a hearing impairment. It was a shock because he had passed all his hearing …

1st Quarter Issue of Black Expat Magazine is Online

1st Quarter Issue of Black Expat Magazine is Online

Q1 March 2009 : • Expat Interview: Lesley-Anne Brown – Denmark • Chuck Johnson – Kickin’ Butt in Japan • Sokari Ekine – A Nigerian in London • Back in the Day: Black Emigrants & Expats in early 20th century South Africa • Re-launch Special 2009 – Camille Acey – Living in Wheelville: Slovenia See …

Update for the Women of the African Diaspora Conference

Update for the Women of the African Diaspora Conference

This Sunday in Amsterdam an international group of Black Women will hold a conference at the Kwakoe Festival in Amsterdam’ s Bijlmer Park in the VIP tent. Here is the conference program schedule: – 13:30 Welcome – 14:00 Opening remarks by ZAZO – 14:05 Opening remarks by mayor Elvira Sweet – 14:10 Spokenword by Dayenne …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Denmark – Black Girl on Mars

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Denmark – Black Girl on Mars

There are some great blogs by Black Women in Europe out there so I decided to start a series highlighting them. I am launching the series by highlighting the Blackgirl on Mars blog. Lesley is from the US/Caribbean and resides in Copenhagen. She’s an excellent writer and poet. Here is a brief description of her …