Unoma Azuah is a professor of English at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, Valdosta, GA, USA. Her research and activism focus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) rights in Nigeria. Recently, she concluded a book project on the lives of gay Nigerians entitled Blessed Body: Secret Lives of LGBT Nigerians. Some of her critical essays include: “Poetry, Religion, and Empowerment in Nigerian Lesbian Self Writing,” African Journal of Gender and Religion, vol. 25, no. 1, 2019; “Nigeria,” The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History: the history of LGBTQ, edited by Howard Chiang, Anjali Arondekar, Marc Epprecht et al.; “Visual Activism for the African LGBT: a look at the documentary ‘Born This Way,’” Journal of African Literature Today: 36, Queer Theory in African Fiction and Film, 2018; “Celebrating Area Scatter, the drag Queen that Transgressed Gender Roles in South-East Nigeria,” in Reclaiming Afrikan: Queer Perspectives on Sexual and Gender Identities, edited by Zethu Matebeni, Modjaji Books, 2014. Her latest work is a memoir, Embracing My Shadow: growing up Lesbian in Nigeria.