Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of the author
Photograph courtesy of the author

Reflecting on the Challenges of Telling Femme, Black, Queer Stories

In writing for TV, I’m committed to doing what I can to wave the Black-femme-boy flag. We deserve to be heroes.



fastidiousSoap Opera DigestAnother WorldThe Bold and the BeautifulThis boy is turning into a sissy.

I’m a man, and you’re a faggot.

In Living Color

Menace II Society Carlito’s WayFamily MattersParty of Five

Revenge of the NerdsMannequinIn Living Color

too tootoo The Office Everybody Hates Chris


gender nonconformingPose

Black & African-American LGBTQ Youth Report



PoseA Strange Loop

Rasheed Newson is the author of My Government Means to Kill Me, and the co-showrunner of Bel-Air.