Sharing the stage with other prominent poets and hip-hop artists, she garnered a Tony Award for her performance. Chin, known for candidly revealing her frustrating childhood in Jamaica -- a country known for homophobia -- said she became aware of a growing interest in her experience as a Jamaican lesbian immigrant. In the living room of her Brooklyn apartment, her daughter by her side, Chin chatted with HuffPost about homophobia, Jamaica, motherhood, and more. What urged you to write your memoir, The Other Side of Paradise? I began speaking out as a lesbian and immigrant when I had just moved to the U.
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Skip to content. We need your support. Make a gift to support our work now, and your donation will be matched, dollar for dollar. Chin says Banton's legacy is complicated. It was a Jamaican woman who was serving me in IKEA, and she said with such jubilation that he's coming home and in the same breath she said — with such vitriol — that the reason that he was imprisoned in the first place was the hatred of the gay community and international, almost organized way in which they systematically went after him and took him down. Staceyanne Chin: Absolutely, yes.
Staceyann Chin: why chasing straight women still thrills me
T here may be a thousand reasons why lesbians love the thrill of a straight girl. Maybe women who chase women possess the same rabid ego we despise in straight men, the same ego that makes a person go giddy at the thought of being "the first" for the straight girl in question. The heterosexual terrain of her flesh, untouched by other dyke hands, smacks of the virgin narrative. Who wouldn't want to be "the first"?
She was also featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show , where she shared her struggles growing up as a gay person in Jamaica. She is of Chinese-Jamaican and Afro-Jamaican descent. She announced in that she was pregnant with her first child, giving birth to her daughter Zuri in January She has been candid about her pregnancy by means of in-vitro fertilization , and wrote about her experiences as a pregnant, single lesbian in a guest blog for the Huffington Post.