Black Mothering Communities as Homeplaces for Black LGBTQ+ Youth

Shamari K. Reid, Jaron Reid, Donna Reid

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In our critical duo-ethnography, we reflect on our shared childhood as Black queer youth growing up within a Black mothering community in an urban context. Our analysis illustrates how our Black mothering community created homeplaces centered around the themes of resistance, restoration, and re-storying. And we draw on our analysis to articulate the possibilities of creating more inclusive K-12 spaces within urban contexts for Black LGBTQ+ youth. Specifically, we offer concrete examples from our Black mothering community to assist schools and education stakeholders in transforming schools into sites of resistance, restoration, and re-storying for Black LGBTQ+ youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUrban Education
StateAccepted/In press - 2024


  • Black mothering
  • Black queer youth
  • critical duo-ethnography
  • homeplace
  • re-storying
  • resistance
  • restoration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Urban Studies


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