Becoming Purple - My Personal Bible of Recollecting Reflections
Author: Kineen Mafa
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This book is a written testimony of our experiences as a Negro aborigine, born in Louisiana 45 years ago. It is record of some of the many challenges we have endured because we could not deny our connection to our fore-mothers in a patriarchal binary society. It is also a record of some of our happiest moments. The book is not fiction it’s based on our life. It is a mixture of all things us.
It’s a collection of original images, stories, poems, and letters. It is an out pouring of ourselves. The stories told in this book have impacted and shaped our being on this plain. It is a private love letter made public. Wise people know love isn’t always pretty! This book is meant to aid in fostering conversations and dialogue that help us to transcend stigmas associated with: gender, sex, race, disease, mental illness, addiction, sex work and human sexuality. This book is about our journey to embracing all of ourselves both chaos and order, masculine and feminine, the bitter and sweet.
We hope that through our openness and vulnerability we can guide others toward healing. We pray this book serves as added encouragement and inspiration to those who are on a path of self-discovery, inner peace, and wholeness! LelimLelur