Barbara Simi Muhumuza—aka @simimoonlight—is a writer, DJ, mental health advocate, and all-too-familiar with the tribulations of Black womanhood.
For When You Decide to Be Honest reads like a diary, guiding readers through personal narratives while eloquently illustrating the erasure of Black women by patriarchy, racism, and sexism. It helps to be seen when you’re feeling alone, which is why we’re recommending this book for your self-care sesh, your Galentine’s Day, or however you choose to spend the holiday.
And if you take nothing else away from Simi’s work, let it be this: love yourself for the sake of loving yourself and watch your flowers come to you.
“What I'm learning is that when you create just for the sake of creating, the rewards will always follow, even if they're a bit different from what you imagined,” Muhumuza told Vixen over email of writing her book. “I hold that same notion in love—when you love just for the sake of loving, what you need, want and deserve will always find its way to you.
”Your destiny awaits. Order For When You Decide to Be Honest here.