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Love Dixon has worked in many different roles over the past decade or so, but her message always stays the same: you matter. She speaks to black lesbians of all ages in her guide to acceptance and healthy relationships, "Same Gender Loving and Loving IT: A Guide for Addressing the Unique Issues Experienced by Black Lesbians" (ISBN 0983440301).
Dixon provides readers with a realistic account of what it's like to be a black homosexual woman in America. While these women have the same hopes and dreams as the rest of Americans, they face challenges due to their sexual orientation. Dixon interviewed many women of this demographic and shares their stories and experiences.
The women in "Same Gender Loving and Loving IT" describe what it was like to come out to their family and friends. They explain the shame they felt in regard to their loved ones' reactions, and how their sexual orientation changed their family dynamics. Relationships outside the family circle were affected, such as those held with friends, coworkers and fellow church members.
"I don't focus on the hot topic issues such as the legality of gay marriage, but I look at the personal effects of being a black lesbian in today's society," Dixon says. "I help readers figure out their relationships and how to maintain healthy ones by embracing and loving who they are."
Dixon believes that readers will walk away empowered with a better sense and belief in who they are as individuals. By covering topics such as shame, bullying and healthy relationships, the author hopes that black lesbians will find the tools necessary to enjoying the life they live.
"Same Gender Loving and Loving IT: A Guide for Addressing the Unique Issues Experienced by Black Lesbians" is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
About the Author:
Love Dixon has served as a writer, activist, community organizer and social change agent, working in school systems and agencies that deal specifically with trauma, self-esteem, bulling and building healthy relationships. She continues to spread her message of "You Matter" to diverse audiences through speaking engagements and her books, including a second work she is currently writing, "Lifeline." Her workshops, such as "Loving IT" and "Bully No More," provide attendees with techniques to create and maintain healthy relationships in their lives. She has appeared on local and national media outlets to empower groups of all ages.