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Every month The Lighthouse invites writers to reflect on a theme. For October we asked writers to reflect on the Spaces Between: Black Girls and Women in the Worlds We’re In & The Worlds We’re Building. That’s meant thinking about:
  • the spaces between the living and the dead as understood through Black and African spiritualities;
  • the world we live in where our identities are sometimes treated as costumes and our safety is not valued; and
  • the worlds we are creating, either in critique of those worlds (re: is Black horror trauma porn?), celebration (the increasing presence of ancestor talk and practice in Black communities), or a response that lands somewhere in between.

Enjoy this month’s stories and reporting, and feel free to share your own experiences of the spaces between that you’ve occupied.

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