Paris Weslyn

"Honeybun and the Greatest Friend" is my ode to the fairy tale. Growing up as a small black girl with a German grandmother, I was read endless fairy tales. These stories have inspired my studies academically and personally as they are the most socializing narratives. My grandmother shared these stories with me as rite of my 'ancestral' heritage. However, as I got older, I found that my experience as a mixed person, who was not visibly mixed, was and is far different than that of my grandmother. I found myself wishing that in those stories, there was a place for little brown girls, who looked like me and lived in fairy tales too. And so, The Adventures of Honeybun was born as a gift to my mother, to my grandmother, to myself, and to Black and Brown girls and women everywhere.