April 17th, 2015
I am honored to be included on a list with so many women writers that I personally admire. Each of these women is doing her part to construct a more authentic narrative about our experiences as Black people, specifically as Black women. Their work challenges people and pushes all of the right buttons.
Get the full list and read more here
April 9th, 2015
Ever since I openly declared that I am a feminist woman, I’ve been the recipient of some of the most vile hatred and vitriol one can imagine. A solid 95% of the horrible reactions have come from men who are clearly threatened by the idea of women being free. I’ve been threatened with death, rape, and been called every terrible name under the sun simply because I believe women have the right to be free and am working to that end.
Perhaps I’m out-of-touch, but I would assume that is something any and all human beings would want. Like, of course I’m a feminist!! Why aren’t you? Sure, I’ve engaged in discussions about how the word itself is often connected to specific types of women who have problematic histories and such. I’ve always countered that argument with the fact that one rotten apple doesn’t spoil any bunch.
We all have the right to identify as we choose and I make the choice to proudly identify as a feminist.
Check out my new tees and if you feel just as proud, grab one for the summer!! Many styles available.
March 19th, 2015
Come see me as a Keynote speaker at SEXx Interactive!
When: May 7-10th 2010
Where: Philadelphia, PA
With more than 40 informational presentations, sexuality-based performances, “how-to” workshops, and sexually themed art exhibitions SEXxInteractive will be sex-positive and informative, while also being titillating and fun!
March 19th, 2015
I recently had the opportunity to travel to London, England to speak at the Women of the World (WOW) Festival at Southbank Center. I was honored to be invited and I had a BLAST. It was so awesome to connect with so many of my fans and readers in London as well as meet other activists and fighters for gender equality.
Many thanks to the wonderful Hannah Poole of the Guardian who made it happen. I owe her so much!
On March 7th, I was interviewed on BBC Radio’s Woman’s hour live at the WOW festival at Southbank. I spoke about women being worthy of dignity and respect and how empowering it is to speak authentically about your own experience.
I also had a chance to speak briefly about Push the Button and sex-positivity!
You can listen to the interview here
I also had the opportunity to speak about some of the work that I do to make the world a better place for women and girls and to advocate for the rights of marginalized and oppressed people. I was a keynote speaker and the room was packed!! I was so honored and humbled. Speaking about #YouOKSis and efforts to reduce sexual violence against women in another country was amazing. And I met Dr. Shirley Tate, the GAWDESS.