Until very recently, much of the Trans community's media visibility erased the dynamic presences of those posited in an the intersectional marginalization of both gender transition and racial 2nd-class citizenship. Riley Snorton considers via expansive cultural research, the ways in which the deliberate obscuring of their existence works to confirm the presence and impact of these maverick individuals.
Rodriguez' sensuous and emboldened prose locates Queer Latina presence in contexts too often committed to its erasure. Erotic visual media posits a place of inquiry from within which she excavates innumerous iterative sensibilities.
In the tradition of Cherokee communities, a place of acknowledgment—and often veneration—was carved for those who embodied a binary-subversive gender and/or sexual identity. Driskill approaches chronicling this Queered-Indigenous, intra-community formation via a rigorously academic methodology.
Tucked away within Harlem's early-twentieth century creative revolution was a burgeoning community of Queer artists, writing, painting, singing, dancing, and living outside of society's strict mores. Here, a location of not only their expressive cultural contributions but a study of the contexts in which those occurred illuminates the ever resilient nature of the artistic spirit.
This mythic sexual catalog of positions, techniques, and traditions offers a glimpse of an India in which sexuality —in its myriad identities—walked hand-in-hand with both spirituality and culture.
In authoring this pioneering feminist manifesto, Friedan helped to unleash too long stifled dialogues surround the patriarchal subordination of women in Western society. Though the feminist community's ideologies continue to evolve more nuanced and inclusive, none can refute the historical influence that this landmark testament maintains.
Nagoski uses the pharmaceutical industry's quest for the "female viagra" pill as a point of departure for her consideration of how womens' sexualities differ not only from mens', but from each others. Ultimately, her finding affirm each woman's innately individual sexual "fingerprint".
Kerner gives empowered women a glimpse into the minds of men, equipping ladies who love from a place of empowerment to copulate without self-compromise. Prepare for your game (in and out of the bedroom) to be dynamically changed.
Perhaps his reluctance to eat your dish has less to do with his appetite and more to do with his fine dining inexperience; consider that meal presentations can be rather elaborate, cutlery potentially foreign, and serving-sizes run the gamut from modest to generous. Don't 86 the whole shebang: an opportunity to explore Ian Kerner's dinnertime primer—familiarizing himself with some choice recipes for success—will undoubtedly have him ordering up a 2nd and 3rd course.
Until relatively recently, the journey to gender affirmation remained a largely uncharted path for many. In this memoir, Rain Hill recounts how early childhood gender dysphoria lead to multiple attempts at taking her own life, before she realized her authentic self deserved and could have an opportunity to not only live...but thrive!
Rock, Paper, Wizards: Cunningham thoughtfully lays out how the powers of crystals, stones, and metals can be harnessed for mystical purpose. Applications ranging from tarot to spells purpose your igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic treasures.
Journey through this introduction to unlocking your "witch" within. Cabot and Mills share ancient Celtic tales (as well as a selection of those they authored) that speak to the spells of self-determination women have the potential to cast.
Pinkola Estes catalogs lupine female figures in mythology, folklore, and fairytales who aren't content to just sit around and howl at the moon. A global assortment of iconoclastic protagonists break the narrative, gendered mold, inspiring readers to live boldly on their own terms.
You want Tantra? Well Tantra costs...and right here's where you start paying in ohms, deep breaths, and stillness. At the intersection of sex and enlightenment, this tome distills over 2000 years of sensually spiritual philosophy into "how-to"-style directives.
Mookerjee reexamines the Hindu goddess Kali—often viewed as warring and vengeful—in a less explored context of benevolent femininity, rich in nurturing and mercurial spirituality. Paintings, sculptures, and scripture inform a new visualization of the too-often misinterpreted feminine divine.
Judy Chicago's illustrations—as witty and vibrant as they are visually sensual—accompany her mentor Anais Nin's famed erotic poems. Sometimes pens (pencils, and watercolor brushes) are indeed mightier than swords ;)
Having divorced himself from all superficial, identity trappings—professional accolades, social capitol, and (most extremely) physical embodiment itself—Ram Dass (nee Richard Alpert) set forth to embrace his inner luminosity via the pathways of Eastern philosophy. Here he shares how deliberate presence bolsters a yogic lifestyle, commitment to deep breathing, and exploration of spiritual enlightenment.
Beyond poses on the mat, this autobiographical account looks at one yogi's holistic architecting of a mindful life, embracing of endless opportunities to enjoy wellness. Weaving together wit, mysticism, wisdom, and candor, Yogananda offers truly enlightening literary salutation to the soul. Namaste.
Ryan and Jetha mount quite the compelling argument that monogamy may ultimately be the chief nemesis of emotional, romantic, and sexual health. Whether or not you end up subscribing to their ideologies, you'll be fascinated by their richly researched substantiations.
Lynch (the television and film mastermind behind game-changing hits like Twin Peaks) opens up about the beneficial role that meditation plays within his artistic work. This glance behind the curtain delivers actionable strategies for more intimately engaging with ones creativity.
This far-reaching survey of the landscape of women’s health and sexuality leaves no facet of female wellness unexplored. From partnered sensuality and PMS to c-section recuperation and thyroid function, Northrup provides a 360-degree strategy for sustained wellness.
Living just enough for the city? Barbara Carrellas coaches you through unlocking your tantric capacities, even when the urban hustle and bustle are getting you down. Part "how to" and part "why to", hers is a philosphy built upon embracing the rhythms of modern life within time-honored spritual and erotic practice.
At science and spirituality's intersection, sits Judith's guide to harnessing the benefits of chakra assessment. Explore your holistic self via the books chapter-per-chakra structure.
We have nothing to fear but fear itself? Hardly true within the contexts of today's all too real threats to your personal safety. De Becker teaches you how to trust your gut instincts, making decisive, responsive decision that can save your life.
Melody delivers a comprehensive reference guide for the wide-ranging benefits of minerals and their correspondences to astrology. Chakra alignment, environmental encounter, and calendar orientation are all factored in assessing the minerals best suited within each and every moment for you.
Kabat-Zinn has realized a fully immersive primer on the meditative practices that will steer you through the "being" (as opposed to the "doing") of mindfulness. Get ready to spiritually sweat throughout this "workout for your consciousness".