African children are often given three career options: lawyer, doctor, or engineer; One sexuality option: heterosexuality. And one way of living: engulfed in our parents’ fear. “Children of the Diaspora” follows three creative first generation (American) West African femmes who love the arts but whose parents shove them into STEM. Beyond their creative passion, two of the femmes featured are Queer which creates further friction within themselves, their family, and their culture. All of the femmes featured just want to be free.

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