Every month The Lighthouse invites writers to reflect on a theme. For October we asked writers to reflect on the Spaces Between: Black Girls and Women in the Worlds We’re In & The Worlds We’re Building. That’s meant thinking about:
The spaces between the living and the dead as understood through Black and African spiritualities;
The world we live in where our identities are sometimes treated as costumes and our safety is not valued; and
The worlds we are creating, either in critique of those worlds (re: is Black horror trauma porn?), celebration (the increasing presence of ancestor talk and practice in Black communities), or a response that lands somewhere in between.
Enjoy this month’s stories and reporting, and feel free to share your own experiences of the spaces between that you’ve occupied.