Day 1: Chyanne Adams Celebrates Literary Legend James Baldwin

Someone who has empowered my voice was James Baldwin. I have heard of his stories, but it wasn’t until 2019 that I realized how much of an inspiration he was to me.

It was something about him being a proudly gay black man living during the segregation times and still living his truth. The inequality of gay people and black people will never equate, but he was someone who lived his life, ignoring those who tried to make it seem as though he was living his life in shame.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Chyanne Adams is currently a college sophomore majoring in creative writing. Growing up, she has had a passion for the literature world but lacked the confidence to publish a book. Today, she now has the opportunity to self-publish thanks to Blurb and share her works one story at a time.

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