The Black Flamingo

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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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