Names, occupations, location and other identifying factors are changed or generic. I'm also going to release this under a pen name. I'm sure there are a few other black girls in the world that might have a similar story.
I cant get in contact with all of them because its been some years, I've moved or changed phones, etc. The ones I'm close with says its fine but I'm still changing their details for a work of "creative non fiction." Some of them don't speak English well and some of them are married so the less likely they can be identified, the better. Even if they did want to come at me though, their wives would know they are cheaters. Splitting their fortune with permanently spousal maintenance sounds is a lot worse than whatever they'd win from me in a litigation battle. Maybe they won't even find my book because Memoirs aren't best sellers yeah? On a side note, authors like Tucker Max seems to be doing alright putting people on blast. Was permission obtained before?