Diversity Reading Challenge Young Adult

I AM #BLACKHISTORYMONTH -#Herstory – Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz

Let’s celebrate Black History Month with
Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz

Rad Women Worldwide discusses women around the globe but there is one woman in particular that I’d like to feature in today’s post.

Kasha Jacqueline Nagabasera.  This young woman is a lesbian in a Uganda, a coutnry that punishes homosexuals with death. It’s not a safe place to be but Kasha Jacqueline is a prominent LGBTI (Intersex) activist.  She is called The Mother of the Gay Rights Movement and speaks out against homophobia and acted as Grand Marshall of the New York City Gay Pride parade. She’s been beaten, arrested, attacked, and lives in secret with friends.

True bravery. Truly admirable and part of Black History in her own country but also an inspiration here, as she doesn’t let fear keep her from her beliefs.

That’s it for Black History Month! See you in March!

By Janeane Davis

Janeane is the Administrative Librarian at Unconventional Librarian began reading at age 5. Still an avid reader, the mother of four reads a wide range of titles from the Bible to business books. She can also be found at