A former neo-Nazi, Angela King, says her life was radically changed after she was befriended by a group of black Jamaican women while she was serving time in prison. Thanks to their compassion, she said in an interview with BBC News, she was able to let go of feelings of prejudice and hatred that had dominated her for most of her life — and was even able to embrace her homosexuality, and begin a relationship with a black woman.
King, the eldest daughter of conservative parents in Florida, said she had struggled with weight as a child and endured bullying from her fellow students. Making things even harder, she said, was that she realized “very early on” that she “was attracted to people of the same sex” — a tendency that her mother had warned her was “abnormal.”
“I knew I had to keep it to myself,” King recalled. “My mother used …