I need to feel that I can be a woman and be black in this present cultural climate....more
DeMisty D. Bellinger teaches creative writing, women’s studies, and African-American studies at Fitchburg State University. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in many places, including Necessary Fiction and Blue Fifth Review. Her chapbook, Rubbing Elbows, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. DeMisty lives in Massachusetts with her husband and twin daughters. You can find her online at demistybellinger.com.