People often ask, “What is Saving Our Lives, Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT)?” Sometimes the answer is it's a poem, sometimes it's a dance, sometimes it's an art installation in a local gallery, sometimes it's a song, sometimes it's a rhyme, sometimes it's a book, sometimes it's a lesson on theory and praxis, sometimes it's an article, sometimes it's an editorial, sometimes it's a performance, and sometimes it's a one-word answer. The answer however, no matter the form, is never simple. It's nuanced, layered, multifaceted, and ever changing. If we had to give a succinct and clear answer to the question: “SOLHOT is a space to envision Black girlhood critically among and with Black girls, who…...

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