Black women have a legacy of excellence as teachers, administrators, colleagues, and community members in the field of English language education. However, their expertise, perspectives, and voices continue to be underappreciated, under-researched, and therefore, too often unheard. Furthermore, given the ongoing impact of racism as a systemic force shaping U.S. society and the world, due to the global reach of U.S. culture and economy, Black women’s personal and professional lives are necessarily affected. More specifically, Black women are regularly stereotyped and regarded as intellectually, professionally, and aesthetically inferior to their White and male counterparts. Therefore, this dissertation highlights the experiences of Black women teachers of English to speakers of other languages as counternarratives that can “shatter complacency, challenge the dominant discourse on race, and further the struggle for racial reform” (Solorzano and Yosso, 2002, p. 32). Researchers have published important work on the experiences of teachers of color who are Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and of Black women in education, but there is scant literature specifically centering the experiences of Black women in TESOL. Therefore, this dissertation attends to the following research questions: How do race, gender, and racism impact the personal and professional lives of Black women educators in TESOL? How can their counternarratives enrich the existing literature that examines relationships among race, gender, and racism for women of color, generally, and Black women educators, specifically? My research is grounded in Critical Race Theory and Black Feminist Epistemology—intellectual traditions that definitively center Black and Black women ways of knowing and coming to know and understand the world, and that are unapologetically oriented toward racial equity and justice for all people. Critical race methodology guided my process of collecting, analyzing, and representing data. I conducted conversational interviews and Internet research during the data collection phase; I spoke with seven women over the course of five months and gathered writings from popular media sources, including Internet blogs, news articles, social media sites, and message boards. I use arts based methods and composite counterstory to analyze and represent the wisdom and experience that my participants shared. Findings indicate that: (a) Black women in TESOL experience gendered racism as a normal aspect of their professional and personal lives, domestically and abroad; (b) Black women in TESOL are highly qualified educators committed to professional excellence; and (c) Black women in TESOL enthusiastically engage in cross cultural work, travel, and lifestyles despite the challenges gendered racism presents.