Fiere, dark, bold, hopeful, joyous. Adjectives like these are all applicable, But The Black Flamingo is more. A story, an amazing story, Follows the life of a boy as he grows Becoming a man. Through ups And downs And everything in between, Love is the key thread That weaves its way throughout And binds everything together. It’s a story of acceptance Of self Family Friends It’s about how you change And grow And become more of yourself And more than yourself. But it is also rage At people and a world That doesn’t always accept when it should Love when it should See love when it should. Read it. Experience it. There are words and images universal You don’t have to be black Or LGBTQ But you’ll be reminded that you are fierce and powerful and unique. And you are loved.
OK, so this one was a bit of a different one for me, but I wanted to try it because I absolutely Loved Dean Atta’s The Black Flamingo. It made me cry, it made me laugh, it made me want to be a more fabulous person (and tbh I’m already quite fabulous). I hope I did it justice.
The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐