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The Cost of Freedom 2022

Themes of self-expression, challenging gender roles and highlighting the ignorance of black LGBTQIA+ mental health

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This piece encapsulates LGBTQIA+ History Month through the themes of self-expression, challenging gender roles and highlighting the ignorance of black LGBTQIA+ mental health. Delving deep into my Nigerian Heritage, this piece illustrated the intersectionality of my heritage and sexuality. The Nigerian 'Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill' authorises long prison sentences for same-sex marriages, the operation and support of gay clubs, LGBT organisations and the public display of same-sex relationships. With my identity fragmented into cultural upbringings and my sexuality, I had realised the privilege of living in a country that permits gay rights. By this, I uncovered people's experiences and interviewed them on 'the cost of freedom'. With Black individuals constantly battling with race and sexuality, abuse causes a significant impact on mental health.