Space on the Page
Curated by Tembe Denton-Hurst
About the Curator
Tembe Denton-Hurst (known on the internets as @tembae) is a book-obsessed beauty and culture writer. Currently, she works as a staff writer at New York Magazine’s The Strategist where she covers beauty, lifestyle, and books. When she’s not writing, Tembe can be found on her couch in Queens where she lives with her partner and their two cats Stella and Dakota.
When I think about the books that have shaped me, I always come back to the ones that center women that look like and love like me. These books tell the stories of women who love women and give them the opportunity to take up space on the page. This is rarer than it should be, and I hope that this is a starting point for you to read more Black books that center queer women.