Can black queer feminists believe in God?

An exploration of feminism, sexuality, and the spiritual

Authored by: Amanda Hodgeson

Routledge Handbook of Queer African Studies

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  December  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138503472
eBook ISBN: 9781351141963
Adobe ISBN:


 Download Chapter



I stopped believing in God when I became a black queer feminist. I had a dream about a pride of lions the other night. I dreamed that one of the lionesses had done something that I knew the leader of her pride would not like although I cannot remember now what she had done that warranted her leader finding out. I wrestled with whether or not I should inform him. I eventually went to him with the information and the rest of the pride was not happy. I was afraid, but I somehow knew that they would not hurt me. As a result of my actions, the lioness in question was punished, and all the lionesses in the pride were excommunicated. I did not anticipate this at all. I woke up in a state of anxiety! What was this about? Why was I communicating with animals in my dreams? And why did I do something that would negatively affect women? That is not like me at all. I was extremely puzzled and unsure about how to proceed.

Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.