Volcano Dreams

On reclaiming the story of my womanhood

Gabrielle Bellot
Apr 24, 2018 · 9 min read

II think this story begins at a bar in Greenwich late last year, when New York was under a record freeze. I was meeting an old friendly African acquaintance I hadn’t seen in nearly a year. Some months before, he had messaged me on social media to say he might be in New York for Christmas and that we should meet if he came; to my surprise, in December, he contacted me…