The way you discover your sexuality is as unique to everyone as their fingerprints. For La Toya Hankins, author of lesbian fiction titles SBF Seeking… and K-RHO: The Sweet Taste of Sisterhood, she came to the realization of her orientation just months before she was to be married to a man. As a springboard into exploring feelings long buried, she placed a personal ad for a sexual experience with a white man and found out that she was gay. This serves as the exciting premise for her first book, but there’s so much more to explore with this writer.
Having grown up in North Carolina, Hankins seeks to destroy stereotypes about southern living. And as a result of her time in a college sorority, she emphasizes the values of sisterhood and self love in her work. I interviewed Hankins about all of this in my YouTube Live show, The Read. One of the best moments in the interview is where she elaborates on this point: “As long as you are good with you, that’s all that matters.” I couldn’t agree more. Watch the full episode below.
The Read: La Toya Hankins
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