The Night Being an African Lesbian Mother Became a Crime, ADVOCATE , July 23, 2014

Last Letter Becomes Her Life Story, Mosaic, May 2, 2014


PODCAST: OUTsider: Crossing Borders. Breaking Rules. Gaining Pride. JenningsWire PR, April 24, 2014


Zim Author Tackles Sexual Abuse Issues. Daily News, April 6, 2014


SAHARA TV REPORTS: Interview, January 12, 2014.



Verbal Gumbo — photo by Mike Machian_0Verbal Gumbo Spoken Word at House of Loom | Video Feature

The highlight of the evening was a performance from Verbal Gumbo regular Ruth Marimo whose book, Freedom of an Illegal Immigrant, is attracting attention from a national publisher. Marimo talked about how her experiences shaped her book and her plans for an upcoming children’s book on what it is like to live in Africa. [Watch Video…]




369418717Face-to-face with Ruth Marimo: Talking about struggles, abuse, redemption and memoir

Ruth Marimo is a feminine voice of fury and torment amid the unassuming quietness and complacency of the prairies. Her voice challenges the assumptions of feminine identity fueled by heterosexual traditions. [Read More…]



Ruth Marimo - Author and Motivational Speaker

Lesbian Author from Zimbabwe Fights Stigma

Finally settled on U.S. shores, she married an American citizen, they had two children but wedded bliss turned into a nightmare as she confronted her sexual identity and he turned on her in physical rage.

Her immigration status was the weak link in the chain and her husband reported her to immigration and deportation proceedings ensued. [Read More…]