Dark Daughta Gets Deeper Still…
Please forgive me, sister, for using this comment as a post without prior permission (I’ma email you right now though)… I needed to see your words on sexuality (versus porn)…you peeled another layer of the onion which I think needs to be seriously pondered:
I can’t start by focusing in so narrowly on porn.
On good, happy, comfy, grounded days where I feel whole, I incorporate pornographer…the written, queer kind, into my self definition.
From this place, I respectfully submit that I think there are a few unspoken questions contained herein.
What excites us and why?
How were Black people constructed as deviant?
How do we experience and express healthy sexualities away from the scourge of white domination?
What does healthy sexuality look like?
What were we taught about the erotic, about sexual orientation about our bodies by our families?
How were they taught?
How far back do we have to go asking who was taught what before we get back to slave times?
How can we incorporate the idea of emancipatory sexuality into our ideas about black liberation?
What good would this do?
Would we be making a different kind of revolution, a more whole revolution if we did?
How would our children grown to adulthood not shackled by sexual dysfunction and fear of the erotic, feel about the work we could do in freedom time?
And hey! This is my second time popping by and I couldn’t resist jumping in.