THIS is why “comprehensive sexuality education” that does not address state violence, systemic forms of oppression, immigration status/citizenship, racialized experiences, interactions with law enforcement (to name a few), is NOT COMPREHENSIVE!!! I’ve been saying for decades *our* sex/uality needs are totally different because our bodies are always already seen as problematic and not as human. Guess who listens to me?
Guess who will now publish something, anything, that speaks to what I and countless other Black sexologists have been saying for decades and get credit for? We know what our communities need and those needs are one of the driving forces of why we Black sexologists do what we do every day. even if it means we are unemployed, dont have insurance, or access to quality foods or transportation. we meet the communities needs and the community meets ours.
i dont fear being unemployed or under-resourced because i know if i say i need help, the communities i’m a part of who i have helped, will be present for me, bringing love, food, resources, affection, affirmation. this is why we do the work. this is why i do this work. this is reproductive justice. this is revolutionary love. this is our lives and our communities putting ourselves first because we must.