Leah Johnson on love in all its forms

Growing up with gal-dem

01-09-2021 • 49 mins

This episode of season 5 we’re joined by the incredible and award-winning author Leah Johnson. Reflecting (and cringing) back on a Facebook 30 day challenge post (remember those?!!), Leah talks us through growing up as a queer black girl. Reflecting on self-esteem, early relationships and romantic versus familial love and coming out, Leah shares invaluable life lessons for teenagers, encouraging us to love and allow ourselves freedom and room to grow.


Leah has two incredible books out now, You Should See Me In A Crown won the Stonewall book honor, and is available from all good bookshops. Her latest novel Rise to the Sun was released earlier this summer, and is available now!


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