The Uses of the Erotic

Audre Lorde, She is Art.

Black History Month:

The Uses of the Erotic

Atlantic Center for the Arts

“There are many kinds of power, used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise. The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feeling. In order to perpetuate itself, every oppression must corrupt or distort those various sources of power within the culture of the oppressed that can provide energy for change. For women, this has meant a suppression of the erotic as a considered source of power and information within our lives.”

Read my favorite essay by Ms. Audre Lorde. Source: https://www.metahistory.org/guidelines/EroticUses.php

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