BLOGThe best of Redbone, Afropuff & Black G.R.I.T.S., plus new musings otherwise unpublished
After the 2016 presidential election, I wondered if writing about God and sex was still important. I realized my work is about self-love, and self-love in a world that hates you is one of the most subversive things you can commit to.
Betsy DeVos’s Title IX rollback reminded me of the time I couldn’t verbalize consent–and my partner knew to stop.
Seeing women’s agency as biblical truth requires rethinking the messages we’ve received about women in the Bible.
An unexpected feeling came over me at the end of a day of Charlottesville news: horniness. I felt bad about that, but the time for pleasure is now.
Defusing the Power of Toxic Religion for Sexual Advocacy, and how the Boaz myth inhibits black women’s sexual freedom.
When Dr. Willie Parker gives his Christian reasons for providing abortions, reproductive justice sounds like gospel.
Everyone doubts us because we’re Black.
In the 1990s, date rape as shown on TV required the presence of “no,” not the absence of consent.
How is a church like prison and being incarcerated like belonging to a church? Both have a way of asking, “How do you plan to handle potentially lifelong, involuntary celibacy?”
How the Nate Parker rape case is making black women choose between blackness and womanhood–again.