Publications


“On Black Lesbian Femme Invisibility.” Sinister Wisdom, no. 107, 2018, pp. 78-85.

“Who’s Your Mammy? Tyler Perry and the Limits of Black Spectatorship.” The Problematic Tyler Perry. Ed. Brian C. Johnson. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. 2016. 79-91.

“In Solace, Allen and Cherelle collect an exciting group of LGBTQ women of color writers to explore the power of literature and identity. These words could not be more timely or more important. Read Solace to find comfort, build strength and formulate resolve for the work ahead.” – Julie R. Enszer, author of Avowed

*2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist in LGBT Non-Fiction

“In this thought-provoking kaleidoscope of stories, Allen is witty, angry (which I personally appreciate), wounded, and willing to share from these different angles how the commonality of what’s not said can and does intersect with the lives of women in media, community, and relationships.” Lambda Literary Review

“A riveting gathering of talented voices in black lesbian fiction.”—Ashleigh Williams, School Library Journal

“These stories are strong, they are thought-provoking and no two stories are remotely the same…Whilst you may not like every story—and that will be true of any anthology you read—you will be left in no doubt about the skill of each author in crafting their tale. The common thread is Black + lesbian, but the diversity of the stories here outlines the extraordinary depth of talent that is out there, and which needs to find the light of day.” – A.L. Brooks, Curve Magazine

*2017 Goldie Finalist in Anthology

*2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist in LGBT Adult Fiction

  • “Ethnicity and Sexual Identity in the United States,” The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Eds. Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2015. 353-356.
  • “Sexual Stereotypes about Ethnic Minorities in the United States,” The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Eds. Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2015. 1296-1300.

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