Desiree, Vanessa, Shana and Grace clasp hands.

Our Family: Desiree and Vanessa

Our Family is a series that celebrates two-mommy families and delves into some of the challenges they face. The goal of the series is to depict same-sex parent families in a way that’s authentic and dispels myths.
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And thank you for joining me on this journey. ELIXHER was created out of a void I witnessed both personally and professionally. As a Black queer woman and journalist, I noticed the lack of images and storie...