- Where are the stories about vampires and werewolves vying for a dark-skinned Black woman’s love and affection?
- Where are the stories about faeries whisking dark-skinned Black women away to a magical place far, far away?
- Where are the stories about dark-skinned Black women being wooed by gods and demigods?
- Where are the stories about dark-skinned Black women being loved and desired after by aliens, angels and demons?
I mean, I know why there is such a paucity of these stories (it begins with “miso-” and ends in “-noir”), but I’m interested in delving the ways that it manifests in how we conceptualize and talk about this type of story, or at least examining these types of stories from a Black feminist or womanist lens. I tried broaching it a few times (though with a heavier emphasis on the gothic heroine as protagonist) but the responses have been scant, almost as if people are afraid of looking deeper.